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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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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 2019 will be £7,395 per annum for Home/EU students and £10,899 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 (£60 online) and any costs of travel. The cost of accommodation during the residential sessions at Madingley Hall is included in the course fees and you are expected to be resident during these periods. Any additional nights are charged at the MSt bed and breakfast rate of £60 per night, 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

01 Oct 2019 to 01 Jul 2021

Course duration

2 years

Apply by

31 Jan 2019

Course fee

Home: £14,790
Overseas: £21,798

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


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

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

Course code