English, Creative Writing and Publishing postgraduate courses

Whether you want to finesse your own creative writing or gain a foothold in the dynamic publishing industry, you will discover plenty to inspire and challenge you on our postgraduate courses.

Your studies will be rich and varied, supported by a highly experienced teaching team including award-winning authors, new media writers, journalists, editors, publishers and literary agents.

You could undertake work placements, take part in book fairs, launches and festivals, or contribute to our in-house publishing unit. Guest lectures will sharpen your insights into the profession: our students have even completed a project with Man Booker prize winner George Saunders.

Postgraduate English, Creative Writing and Publishing courses

100%for overall satisfaction - MA Publishing and MA Creative Writing**Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021

Career opportunities

We ensure that graduate employability is a central feature of the MA Creative Writing and MA Publishing programmes.

  • Arts Professional
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Freelancer
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
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Postgraduate Open Events

Join us at an upcoming on-campus Postgraduate Open Event, where you will get the opportunity to meet our expert academics and find out more about your course.

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