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Alert:

Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

Studying postgraduate courses in 2020-2021 – Michaelmas term to be delivered remotely

Updated 20th May 2020: We can confirm that for the academic year 2020-2021 this course will start by being taught remotely, with face-to-face teaching returning when the situation becomes viable and safe to do so. Read more here.

 

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Crime and Thriller Writing is designed for those who wish to develop high-level skills in this particular genre. 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.

Listen to Sophie Hannah taking about the course (December 2018) »

Progression for students who have completed this course is provided in a number of ways: some students may use this course as a progression route into a PhD in Creative Writing or in English Literature at other Universities, or they could go on to study the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing at ICE

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Requirements

Expected academic standard

Applicants for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.i honours degree or overseas equivalent.

There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion. Such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course.

Language requirement

  • IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component)
  • CAE: Grade A
  • CPE: Grade A, B, or C
  • TOEFL iBT: Overall score of at least 110 with no element below 25

 

Course dates

13 Jan 2020 to 02 Jul 2021

Course duration

2 Years

Apply by

30 Apr 2019

Course fee

Home/EU: £14,790
Overseas fee: £21,798

Academic director

Venue

Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

Course code

ELM8