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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Creative Writing is designed for those who wish to develop high-level skills in creative writing both in fiction and non-fiction literatures. The MSt is taught over two years in short, intensive study blocks. It has been designed to be accessible to those in full- or part-time employment and to international students.

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Fees and funding


The fees for 2020 will be £7,545 per annum for Home/EU students and £11,445 per annum for overseas students. The combined graduate fee includes college membership. The fee can be paid in eight equal instalments. Students on this course can apply to Wolfson, St Edmund's, Selwyn or Lucy Cavendish.

Students will be expected to cover the application fee (£65 online) and any costs of travel. The cost of accommodation during the residential sessions at Madingley Hall is £60 per night and you are expected to be resident during these periods. Additional nights accommodation before or after the residential session can be arranged if rooms are available. Please note that, although you will be a member of a college, you will not be entitled to college accommodation.


For information on a loan from Student Finance England for course fees and a contribution towards living costs, please see

The Institute of Continuing Education does not offer any of its bursaries for this course.

Course dates

14 Sep 2020 to 01 Jul 2022

Course duration

2 years

Course fee

Home/EU: £15,090
Overseas fee: £22,890


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

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