MA English with Creative Writing

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Masters (Coursework)
Tuition Fees
RM 36,800/ Programme (for Malaysian Students)
1 year full-time; 2-3 years part-time
Prior Study
Bachelor honours degree
Study Field


The School of English, renowned for its excellence in research and teaching, offers a masters in creative writing led by published authors and poets. The MA in English with Creative Writing brings together creative and critical practices, exploring the writing process within the contexts of publication and professional writing. This degree is particularly relevant to students who are keen to develop creative writing skills in a professional capacity. However, it also includes selections from modules in English language and literature, which complement any career path within the larger field of English studies.

Faculties, Schools & Departments

School of English

Programme structure

The full-time MA English with Creative Writing lasts 12 months and is divided into two semesters and a summer period. You will take four 15-credit modules per semester. You will then complete a Creative Project over the summer to be submitted in September.

Typical core modules

  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Creative Writing Conventions and Techniques
  • English: Dissertation in Creative Writing
  • Fiction: Form and Context
  • Poetry: Form and Context

Typical optional modules

  • Approaches to Language and Linguistics
  • Grammar and Disprogramme
  • Literary Linguistics
  • Literature and Modernity
  • Popular Literature in the Eighteenth and NineteenthCenturies
  • Research Methods in Language and Literature
  • What is a Text?
  • World Englishes

Entry requirements

A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard. Mature applicants without any standard entry requirements but are holders of approved professional qualifications equivalent to first degrees; or have gained prior learning or experience at an appropriate level may be considered.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
  • PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
  • MUET: Band 4

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