Creative Writing - MA

Study creative writing at Keele and you’ll join a thriving, close-knit and passionate community of academics, published writers, students and researchers. We share the same goals: to develop our creative and professional skills as a writer, build connections, support and inspire each other. Many of our graduates – ‘Keelites’ – have gone on to become successful novelists, authors, biographers and poets, including Stoke’s first poet laureate and winner of the Roy Fisher Prize. They’ve helped set up community-based literary festivals, artist in residence initiatives and even brought poetry to the masses via a car boot sale and a travelling ambulance.

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Humanities

Fees for 2024/25 academic year

  • UK - Full time £9,800 per year. Part time £5,400 per year.
    International - £19,500 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time - 1 year, Part time - 2 years

Why study Creative Writing at Keele University?

High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community
Vibrant creative culture with extensive calendar of poetry, creative writing, broader performance and exhibition activities organised through ArtsKeele
Keele Creative Writing Anthology lets you meet and hear live readings from published award-winning poets and novelists
Workshops with tutors and peers throughout the course facilitate continuous feedback, providing opportunities to edit and revise your work before final submission
Contribute to events, publications, workshops, competitions and short courses, broadening your experience
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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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