University of East Anglia Ma Creative Writing

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University of East Anglia Ma Creative Writing

University of East Anglia Ma Creative Writing

MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction

The MA Prose Fiction at UEA is the oldest and most prestigious Creative Writing programme in the UK. It is uniquely focused on the writing of fiction. We take a rigorous and creative approach to enabling students’ ideas, voices, technique and craft. The course can be taken over one year full-time or two years part-time.

Our students’ success is unparalleled – around 38% go on to publish. While at UEA, however, our focus is very much on exploring students’ creative potential in a highly supportive, and well-resourced environment. Recent visiting professors include Margaret Atwood, Ali Smith, Tim Parks, and Ian Rankin.

Aside from the core workshops, students can choose from a wide range of optional modules, either critical or creative critical in focus, and where you can explore specific forms and genres, such as the short story, the writing of crime/thriller fiction, and the dialogue between theory and practice in fiction.


Please note that the closing date for receipt of complete applications (including all documentation and references) is 1 May 2017. However, the course may be full before the closing date and so candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.The Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA at UEA is the longest-running in the UK and has enjoyed unparalleled success in terms of the publications and prizes achieved by its alumni (see NewsAlumni and Interview pages). Our continuing success means we are fortunate in being able to attract many writers of great talent and potential.

Our course offers an intensive immersion in the study of the writing of Prose Fiction. Students take core creative modules, but can choose from a wide range of critical courses, and benefit from our proven strengths in modernism and creative-critical studies, amongst others.