Description

The MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck is taught by one of the most diverse and vibrant departments in London. For 16 years we have been enabling dynamic groups of students to improve their creative work and develop as writers. We have a growing list of published and prizewinning authors whose work started life in our seminars.

If you have been writing creatively for a while and feel the need for professional support and feedback and the guidance of published authors and a cohort of like-minded people, then this course is for you.

The course is taught through small seminars and one-to-one tuition. We offer modules in fiction writing – both short story and novel – and work with writers across many prose genres – both fiction and non-fiction. We also offer options in playwriting, poetry, screenwriting and creative non-fiction, and practical opportunities to learn about publishing, producing and editing creative work.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

CORE MODULES

  • Writing and Reading Seminar
  • Writing Workshop

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE CORE MODULES

  • Contemporary Writing 2: Genre
  • Poetry Workshop

OPTION MODULES

  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Introduction to Playwriting
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • Possibilities for Fiction

MA CREATIVE WRITING DISSERTATION

  • Dissertation MA Creative Writing

Student Destinations

Graduates go in to careers in editing, teaching and writing professionally. Possible professions include creative writer, magazine or newspaper journalist, or editorial assistant. This degree can also be useful in becoming an academic librarian, English as a second language (ESOL) teacher, or information officer.

Fees

Part-time home/EU students: £4175 pa Full-time home/EU students: £8350 pa Part-time international students: £7600 pa Full-time international students: £15200 pa

Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

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