Creative Writing, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    3930 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
Trinity's MA in Creative Writing is designed for committed writers who wish to complete significant pieces of work and generally broadened their experience as writers. The workshop programme is run by one of Wales’ leading writers, Menna Elfyn. It draws upon a number of adjunct writing staff, and the support of academics experienced in the teaching of all aspects of creative writing.


In addition to the course itself the University supports a number of reading and social events in which you would be able to participate, as well as the publication of a course anthology showcasing students' work.

Study can either be full-time over one year, or part-time over two.

The main educational aims of the programme are:

  • to provide, for the student with a serious commitment to creative writing, the opportunity to complete, with guidance and advice from experienced writers, a significant piece of creative work (in English or Welsh); and, in so doing,
  • to assist the student to a more complex understanding of the nature and difficulties of creative writing;
  • to create the spirit of a writers' community in which the student will have regular and supportive contact with a wide range of writers, both professional and otherwise;
  • to acquaint the student with some techniques and strategies for the teaching of creative writing;
  • to encourage creativity and critical self-reflection and an awareness of cultural and linguistic production and reception of meaning.

The programme will provide students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:

  • a range of genres;
  • the range and variety of creative practice;
  • the role of the creative writer;
  • the market demands for creative writing.

Programme Structure

Creative Project

The creative project will be a significant piece of creative writing which you will produce under the supervision of a tutor with experience of the genre of your choice. Regular individual tutorials will be held with the writer to discuss your work in progress. The final project will be submitted, with a supporting reflective essay, in which you will be encouraged to reflect critically on the nature of your own practice.

  • Designed for committed writers
  • Providing the opportunity to complete a significant piece of writing under expert tuition
  • The opportunity to work through the medium of Welsh or English, or both
  • Access to internationally acclaimed writers
  • Opportunity to study either full or part time
  • Optional residential writers' weekend
  • Publication of course anthology
  • the ability to engage critically with various and varying creative perspectives;
  • sensitivity to the roles of language and culture in the creation of meaning;

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

Academic Requirements

A good standard of education and a first degree in a relevant subject is usually required for entry to a Master´s programme.

International students applying for study at postgraduate level will normally be required to show evidence of sufficient command of the English language to be able to follow their course, undertake research and produce writing without major linguistic difficulties. For example, this is usually the Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency Certificate, IELTS minimum score of 6.5, TOEFL minimum score of 575.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3930 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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