University of East Anglia

MA Program

Program Established: 
Norwich, England
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
1 Year
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
June 30, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Professor Henry Sutton
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Tiffany Atkinson, Denise Riley, Sophie Robinson
Fiction: Trezza Azzopardi, Amit Chaudhuri, Andrew Cowan, Giles Foden, Vesna Goldsworthy, Jean McNeil, Tessa McWatt, Henry Sutton, Naomi Wood
Nonfiction: Kathryn Hughes, Rebecca Scott, Ian Thomson
Crime Fiction: Nathan Ashman, Tom Benn, Julia Crouch, Henry Sutton
Scriptwriting: Ben Musgrave, Molly Naylor, Steve Waters, Timberlake Wertenbaker

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full and partial funding. Scholarships range from a £1,000 fee waiver to the Booker Foundation Scholarship, which covers fees and living expenses to a value of £25,000. Read more about Postgraduate Creative Writing Scholarship opportunities here.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

The Egg Box imprint of the UEA Publishing Project publishes an annual anthology in five separate volumes (Prose Fiction, Poetry, Scriptwriting, Nonfiction, Crime Writing) of graduate work.

Other Features: 

The program offers a two-year, part-time course in crime fiction as well as courses in scriptwriting and biography.

Recent visiting professors and fellows to the program include: Margaret Atwood, Caryl Phillips, Inua Ellams, Raymond Antrobus, Preti Taneja, Ian Rankin, Ali Smith, Vahni Capeldeo.

The UEA International Literary Festival, a rolling program of writer events, has been running since 1992 and has regularly featured writers such as Junot Díaz, Richard Ford, Joseph Heller, Kazuo Ishiguro, Doris Lessing, Norman Mailer, Ian McEwan, Arthur Miller, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Grace Paley, Salman Rushdie, George Saunders, William Styron, and Kurt Vonnegut.


Graduates of the University of East Anglia’s graduate creative writing program include Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Anne Enright, John Boyne, Deborah Davis, and Tracy Chevalier. A full list may be found here