MA Irish Writing & Communication From Dublin City University

Program Overview

Have you always wanted to write but never had the time, the focus, the space, or the encouragement?

The DCU MA in Creative Writing aims to unlock the writer in you through an immersion in Drama, Poetry and Fiction.

This exciting new course offers an opportunity for early-career and emerging writers to spend a year working with professional writers in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment to develop their work and to foster connections with the wider literary community. 

The DCU MA in Creative Writing offers intensive, hands-on courses in the writing of drama, poetry, screenwriting and prose fiction, as well as tailored courses in critical reading and creative practice.



  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee



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Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Reading like a Writer: Craft and Creativity
  • Writing Project

Year 1 Optional Modules -

  • Poetry Seminar
  • Fiction Seminar
  • Drama Seminar
  • Screen Writing

General Entry Requirements

For admission to the MA in Creative Writing, successful applicants will have - 

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent, in a Humanities discipline but holders of other degrees or appropriate professional experience should provide information in their personal statement.  

  • Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.

  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. 

IELTS ACADEMIC    Composite score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one component

TOEFL iBT    Total Score of 92

EU Status Fee


Non EU Fee


  • Journalism (online, radio & print)

  • Arts administration

  • Publishing

  • Directing & producing in theatre, film, radio, television

  • Librarian & bookselling

  • Advertising 

  • Education/Teaching

  • Web content creators/managers.

  • The Theatre sector/ Playwrights/ Literary managers/ Dramaturges


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