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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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.

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.

View our MSt open morning event held on 25th November 2020

Listen to Sophie Hannah talking about the course »

There will be an open afternoon for this course for prospective students on Thursday 9th December 2021 at 3.30pm at Madingley Hall. If you would like to attend the event, please register here.

Course delivery: We plan to deliver our postgraduate and MSt qualifications in-person in the academic year 2022-23. Please note that this will be reviewed in line with the latest public health guidance available at the time. If required, to ensure the health and safety of students, we may look to utilise alternative teaching formats and will contact students if we expect changes to the course delivery.

 

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Entry Requirements

Expected academic standard

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

There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion but 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 or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment
  • CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)
  • TOEFL iBT: Overall score of at least 110 with no element below 25

 

Course dates

26 Sep 2022 to 01 Jul 2024

Course duration

2 Years

Apply by

31 Jan 2022

Course fee

Home: £19,752
Overseas: £31,794

Venue

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

Qualifications / Credits

Master of Studies

Course code

ELM8