Explore the Creative Writing Postgraduate Programs at UNIABUJA


The University of Abuja is currently welcoming applications for its esteemed professional postgraduate programs in Creative Writing for the 2024/2025 Academic Session.

If you have a passion for the written word and wish to refine your skills, this could be the perfect opportunity.

Centre for Creative Writing at UofA

Established in March 2024, the Centre for Creative Writing at UofA aspires to be a beacon of literary excellence.

The center’s mission is to cultivate and support creative writing talents both within Nigeria and across the African continent.

Available Programs

The UofA offers the following postgraduate programs:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing (PGD)
  • Master’s Degree in Creative Writing (MA)
  • Doctorate Degree in Creative Writing (PhD)

Admission Requirements

For PGD and MA Programs

  • You will need a BA or BSc degree with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Your degree should be in English, Literature, Theatrical Arts, Linguistics, Journalism, Mass and Public Communication, History, Art History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, or Education.
  • A 60% score in research work is expected.
  • Social science degree holders or those with an HND can apply if they demonstrate some experience in creative writing.

For the PhD Programme

  • A relevant Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree is required.
  • Your postgraduate degree must come with a 3.0 GPA and a 60% score on research work.

Duration of Programs

  • 8 months for the Postgraduate Diploma.
  • 2 years for the Master’s Degree.
  • 3-4 years for the Doctorate Degree.

How to Apply

To apply for any of these programs:

  • Visit the University Portal at UNIABUJA Portal.
  • Follow the instructions to fill out your application.

A non-refundable application fee of N50,000.00 is required.

The application window is open but will close on Friday, 15th December 2024.

Further Assistance

For additional information, contact Mr. Jacob Hullo via WhatsApp at +2347014002015.


The Creative Writing postgraduate programs at the University of Abuja offer a unique opportunity to develop your writing craft under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Whether you’re an aspiring author, poet, playwright, or academic, these programs are designed to help you achieve literary success.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of a community dedicated to promoting the arts of creative writing. Apply now and take the first step toward realizing your potential as a creative writer.

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