University of East Anglia

MA Program

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Program Established: 
Norwich, England
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
1 Year
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
June 30, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Professor Jean McNeil
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Tiffany Atkinson, Holly Corfield Carr

Fiction: Trezza Azzopardi, Giles Foden, Jean McNeil, Tessa McWatt, Henry Sutton, Naomi Wood

Nonfiction: Ian Thomson

Crime Fiction: Nathan Ashman, Tom Benn, Henry Sutton

Scriptwriting: Sian Evans, James McDermott, Ben Musgrave, Steve Waters

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 online 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.

UEA’s international literary festival, UEA Live, 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. Details can be found on the UEA website.

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