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Creative Writing Prose Fiction

Degree Subject UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent preferred but not essential.

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Months of entry

Course content

The MA Prose Fiction at UEA is the oldest and most prestigious Creative Writing programme in the UK. Solely focused on the writing of fiction, we take a rigorous and creative approach to enable you to develop your ideas, voice, technique and craft.

You will experience an intensive immersion in the study of writing prose fiction. You will take core creative modules, but can also choose from a wide range of critical modules, and benefit from our proven strengths in modernism and creative-critical studies, among others.

Graduates of our MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction have enjoyed extraordinary success in terms of publications and prizes. Our alumni include: Nobel Laureate Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, Baileys Women’s Prize-winner Naomi Alderman, Emma Healey and Tash Aw. The continuing success of our graduates means we are fortunate in being able to attract the best writers from around the world – writers like you.

While you are at UEA, the focus will very much be on exploring your creative potential, in a highly supportive and well-resourced environment.

In 2011 UEA’s Creative Writing programme was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of our continuing excellence in delivering innovative courses at a world-class level.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

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    Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of professions, as authors and journalists, and in theatre, television and film.

    You might find them working in the arts, media, publishing and politics, charities and non-governmental organisations, teaching or the commercial sector.

    Our drama courses have produced a great number of professional alumni in theatre, film and television, including Matt Smith, Olivia Vinall and BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Greg James.

    Our graduates’ publishing success remains unrivalled. In 2017 one of our alumni, Kazuo Ishiguro, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and two other graduates – Ian McEwan and Anne Enright – have won the Booker Prize for Fiction (for which our alumni have been shortlisted on fifteen other occasions). Our graduates have won or been shortlisted for every major United Kingdom literary award.

    You can learn more about our alumni’s writing achievements at UEA Writers and watch the video below to hear from Emma Healey, a graduate of our Master of Arts in Creative Writing Prose Fiction and author of two very successful novels, about her writing and how we inspired her…