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

Top20 for Publishing**Guardian University Guide 2019
Top10for Creative and Professional Writing overall satisfaction**National Student Survey (NSS) 2018

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 Live Online Events

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our autumn Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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