Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

MA CREATIVE WRITING PROSE FICTION (PART TIME)

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MA CREATIVE WRITING PROSE FICTION (PART TIME)

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll submit 5,000 words of original fiction at the end of the autumn semester following your creative writing workshops. For your optional module, assessment will take the form of a 5,000-word piece of creative work or an essay (requirements vary). 
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Assessment for Year 2

Your optional module will be assessed through 5,000 words of creative work or an essay (requirements vary). As your workshops continue, you’ll submit a further 5,000 words of original fiction. 

For your dissertation, you will write 15,000 words of original fiction, to be submitted in September of your final year. All assessed work is marked and moderated by two members of the Creative Writing faculty, with the mark agreed between them. 

Your work will be read and commented upon by faculty members around sixteen times over the course of the MA – this includes workshops, dissertation tutorials and the marking of assignments. Since this course and its tutors focus on prose fiction and the development of your abilities as a writer of prose fiction, we cannot workshop or assess other work you might produce, such as poetry or creative non-fiction. However, we would encourage you to circulate such work informally among your fellow students

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This is the first year of your taught Masters programme.

Assessment for Year 1

You’ll submit 5,000 words of original fiction at the end of the autumn semester following your creative writing workshops. For your optional module, assessment will take the form of a 5,000-word piece of creative work or an essay (requirements vary). 
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Register interest   
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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

This is the second year of your taught Masters programme.

Assessment for Year 2

Your optional module will be assessed through 5,000 words of creative work or an essay (requirements vary). As your workshops continue, you’ll submit a further 5,000 words of original fiction. 

For your dissertation, you will write 15,000 words of original fiction, to be submitted in September of your final year. All assessed work is marked and moderated by two members of the Creative Writing faculty, with the mark agreed between them. 

Your work will be read and commented upon by faculty members around sixteen times over the course of the MA – this includes workshops, dissertation tutorials and the marking of assignments. Since this course and its tutors focus on prose fiction and the development of your abilities as a writer of prose fiction, we cannot workshop or assess other work you might produce, such as poetry or creative non-fiction. However, we would encourage you to circulate such work informally among your fellow students

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent preferred

Degree subject

Any subject

Additional entry requirements

Candidates will be expected to submit a portfolio of writing for assessment of between 3000 and 5000 words, which could be part of a novel in progress or a piece or pieces of short fiction.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in writing and 6.0 in all other components)

  • PTE (Pearson): 76 (minimum 76 in writing and 64 in all other components)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Interviews

Promising candidates will be invited to one of our interview days, which are scheduled across the academic year. Typically a candidate will be interviewed by two members of the Creative Writing faculty and we aim to inform candidates of the outcome within five working days. Unsuccessful candidates are welcome to re-apply, though not within the same academic year. Successful candidates will either be offered a place for the forthcoming academic year or a place for the following academic year (if it is felt that they need more time to develop as a writer). Once the forthcoming year is ‘full’ candidates will be offered a place on our reserve list with the option of a place for the following academic year if a place does not become available. If you are living overseas, the interview may be undertaken by telephone or preferably by Skype at a mutually convenient time.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 6884982

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are: 

  • UK Students: £10,500 (full time) 

  • International Students: £21,000 (full time)

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs. 

 

Course Reference Number: 6884982

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

Please note that the closing date for receipt of complete applications (including all documentation and references) is 1 May 2022.  However, the course may become full before the closing date and so candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

Please note that those candidates offered a place on the course will not be able to defer their offer to the next year if they are unable to take up the offer of a place, however they are welcome to reapply the next year.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 6884982
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
2
Transform yourself as a writer by studying the craft of prose fiction with an internationally excellent cohort of other writers. This course, taught by distinguished and committed faculty, will challenge you to explore, play, experiment and take risks, leading you to develop your craft and your own voice. The MA Prose Fiction at UEA is the oldest and most prestigious Creative Writing programme in the UK. Our alumni include Nobel Laureate Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize winners, and outstanding debut novelists. Explore your creative potential by joining some of the best writers from around the world – writers like you.
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