Our Masters courses offer a variety of distinctive options for in-depth and interdisciplinary study across subject areas.
Our intensive modules are taught in small groups by expert academics, professional film specialists, award-winning dramatists, and published writers, to provide a thorough preparation for independent research and PhD study, as well as equipping you with skills for developing a professional career in your field.
Throughout the year you can expand your experience beyond what you study on your course by attending our weekly research seminars and film screenings as well as writers' talks as part of our Writers at Essex series and plays at our University’s Lakeside Theatre.
We also hold major conferences and symposia and as a postgraduate student, you will have the opportunity to be involved in organising and presenting at our annual MA conference.
“Since graduating with an MA in Creative Writing from Essex, I've concentrated on developing as a novel writer, and I use every opportunity to learn more about the craft of novel writing by attending courses and talking to other writers, but the main thing is to just keep writing. The MA course gave me the opportunity to think about what kind of a writer I am. It introduced me to genres and ideas that I mightn't have come across otherwise. It's a fertile environment and I thrived there.”