MA PG Dip PG Cert Creative Writing

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Course Description

MA Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree taught by published writers and researchers. This course aims to support the development of your creative and critical writing skills across the fields of fiction, creative non-fiction, script and poetry.

Throughout the programme you will have the opportunities to explore multiple genres, attend regular peer workshops, learn from industry experts and hone your craft. Our wider academic community is dynamic so you will also have the chance to take part in additional creative activities which can include, but are not limited to, open mics, cross-discipline collaborations, archive and museum visits, poetry readings and more.

You can take our MA Creative Writing to prepare your work for publication or enhance your career in the creative industries. This MA will also develop your research skills and help you specialise in an area of creative practice which can pave the way for doctoral study.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should usually have a first or upper second-class honours degree, in a relevant subject. Students that meet the criteria will be invited for interviews.

Selection Procedure:

Submission of online application form, please check Compulsory Supporting Documents. Suitable applicants will be interviewed via Teams or over the phone.

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Programme Funding

A range of bursaries, scholarships, loans and grants are available. Please visit website to find out more.

Student Destinations

Many of our students use the course to generate and hone their own writing for publication.  Our creative practice modules are designed with eventual publication in mind. Our assessments are designed around publication, performance and/or production.  Several of our students have had publication and industry success (see below).

The MA is also a great choice for those wishing to enhance their employment and professional opportunities in editorial and publishing careers. The programme is suitable for those who would like to become teachers of English literature and creative writing as well as those who are already teachers.  For example, teachers of English at ‘A’ Level and GCSE often find the course suitable for professional development purposes, providing them with skills to enhance their teaching of English literature creative writing within their current curricula.

Module Details

  • Creative Writing Workshop 1: Craft and Construction
  • Creative Writing Workshop 2: Developing poetics, growing the text
  • “Juvenile Trash”: Rethinking Genre Fiction (Optional module)
  • Space, Environment and Modernity (Optional module)
  • Literary and Critical Arts Research Methods
  • Dissertation

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