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Master of Arts in Creative Writing First Novel

St Marys University Twickenham London St Marys University Twickenham London, UK

Intake Sep 2023

Sep 2022

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GBP 14550

Tuition Fee (GBP)

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 Free

Application Fee

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12 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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55%

Min GPA

Program Overview

While most Creative Writing MAs encourage students to sample a variety of written forms, our Creative Writing MA focuses on the novel, pure and simple.

It is aimed at students who want the time, support and tools needed to complete that crucial first draft – and the network and knowledge needed to take it further, towards an agent or publisher.

Why St Mary's?
Teaching on our MA Creative Writing: First Novel is practical, rather than theoretical, focussing on the obstacles that face all first-time writers. The course is taught through evening seminars and small-group workshops – where you’ll share your work in progress – as well as individual supervisions with a published novelist.

The small cohort means you'll workshop your novel-in-progress and receive one-to-one supervision on a more regular basis than many other Creative Writing postgraduate courses.

Our tutors are all published, practising writers. Drawing on our connections with the industry we offer seminars and Q&As with agents and editors from top UK agencies and publishers, as well as guest talks from visiting writers – including St Mary’s alumni who come back to launch their books at the university.

We are particularly proud of the strength of our Creative Writing cohorts, many of whom still meet to workshop with each other, and come back to campus for special writing development seminars that we run. You can find out more about their books on our published writers webpage.

Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have a Bachelor's Degree.

    6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

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    Average Tuition Fee Per Year

    14550

    Tuition Fee
    (GBP)

     Free

    Application Fee
    (GBP)

    9500 Per year

    Average Cost of Living
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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days

    Appointment

    Required

    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses

    Fee

    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination

    Required

    Language Skills

    Required

    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

    Study Permit

    Social Insurance Number

    Study Permit

    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    Application

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    Documents Required

    List of Documents

    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days

    Duration

    3 Years

    Fees

    CAD 255

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