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UNB Fredericton

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MA in English (Creative Writing)

Write a book-length creative thesis

The department boasts talented practitioners and instructors in all major genres of creative writing - fiction, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting - as well as expertise in non-fiction.

Students in the creative writing stream take a combination of academic and creative courses and write a book-length creative thesis in a genre of their choice.

The MA in English (creative writing) can be completed in twenty months. Many creative writing students have published their master’s theses and forged successful careers as writers and teachers in the years after graduation.


Students will normally complete:

  • Two creative writing workshops in different genres (6 ch)
  • Three academic courses (9 ch)
  • English 6100: Research Methods (6 ch)
  • Thesis in creative genre with critical introduction

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