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This course is not open for online applications. If you would like to enquire about this course please do so using the 'Ask a question' button.

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

For the Michaelmas term of the 2020-2021 Academic Year this course is being taught remotely. This means there will be no face-to-face teaching and you will not need to be present in person in Cambridge.  The course content will be delivered, and the learning outcomes met, through the use of video-based teaching platforms and a dedicated course Virtual Learning Environment. Face-to-face teaching will resume when it is safe and possible to do so.

We have extended the application date for this course until 31st July 2020. Applicants who apply before the original application date of 26th June will be considered as a group at the end of June and interviews will be held in early July for all suitable candidates. Applications made between 26 June and 31 July will be considered as soon as they are received, however if the course capacity is reached we retain the right to close the application deadline sooner than advertised.

Calling writers who teach, teachers who write, and those interested in applying creative writing (or its theory) within their professional field!


Fees and funding

The fee will be £4,000 for Home/EU students and for overseas students the fee is £6,000. There is an application fee of £65.

Although this is a non-residential course, students requiring residential accommodation for module 2 onwards (assuming that face-to-face teaching has resumed by that point) may be able to book B&B at Madingley Hall as availability permits.  If you would like to book accommodation, upon confirmation of a place on the course, please contact Lisa Hitch: or +44 (0)1223 746212.

You can pay in one of two ways:

  • In full on enrolment (by cheque payable to the University of Cambridge or by credit or debit card)
  • in four instalments (credit/debit card only)

ICE fees and refunds policy

Other sources of funding

Sources of government funding and financial support - including Professional and Career Development Loans.

This course will require a minimum number of students in order to run. Applicants for this course will be notified by September 2020 if the course is not going to be running at which point students will be offered a refund of the fees they have paid so far (please see our Cancellation policy)


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

02 Oct 2020 to 02 May 2021

Course duration

1 year

Apply by

31 Jul 2020

Course fee

Home: £4,000
Overseas: £6,000


Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

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