Masters | Postgraduate Course - Creative Writing MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,300 full-time; £4,150 part-time International: £17,700 full-time
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Creative Writing MA

Study Details

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

Our MA in Creative Writing is unique in bringing together the following:

  • Teaching by a strong and diverse group of internationally recognised writers
  • The rich resources of a world-leading Russell Group university with a top-rated English Department
  • The chance to live and work in a beautiful West Country location in a vibrant cathedral city

Whether you are interested in fiction, non-fiction, poetry or screen writing, Exeter offers you a thriving and supportive writing community. Our team of prize-winning and best-selling authors are highly experienced and will help you develop your writing towards publication. Our strong links with the worlds of publishing, literary journalism and broadcasting, book festivals and prizes will provide valuable insights into the workings of the literary marketplace and open many opportunities to establish the contacts necessary for successful publication.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • EASM123 Creative Writing Dissertation 60

Optional modules
You must choose 120 credits of optional modules from the list below but to include at least 90 credits of Creative Writing modules.

  • EAFM081 Hearing Film: Film Sound and Music 30
  • EAFM088 Sense, Sensation and Cinema 30
  • EASM099 Making Progress? Literature in a Changing Environment 30
  • EASM100 The Cultures of American Modernism 30
  • EASM106 Criticism and Theory: Current Debates 30
  • EASM109 Bodies Politic: Cultural and Sexual Politics in England, 1603-1679 30
  • EASM121 The Poetry of Events - Building a Plot 30
  • EASM128 From Orientalism to Globalisation: Debates in Postcolonial Studies 30
  • EASM133 The Structures of Realism 30
  • EASM142 Revival and Return: Using the Past from Pope to Keats 30
  • EASM144 Image, Shape and Music 30
  • EASM150 Empire, Decadence and Modernity: Literature 1870-1910 30
  • EASM152 Criticism and Theory: Critical and Literary Theory in a Global Context 30
  • EASM153 Beyond the Border: The Politics of Place in Contemporary North American Literature and Culture 30
  • EASM156 Writing Nature: Ecology, Place, Memoir (Creative Writing) 30
  • EASM160 Renaissance Space 30
  • EASM166 Prose Writing Workshop 30
  • EASM167 World Cinema / World Literature 30
  • EASM122 Writing for the Screen 30
  • EASM157 The Literature of Cold War America 30

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree, preferably in English, although other subjects are considered.

We also welcome applications from industry professionals interested in the academic study of the subject or looking to enhance your CV with an academic qualification.  We also welcome applications from individuals with suitable skills and experience of writing creative works.

Candidates may be called for interview (which may be by telephone or video link).

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Whether your ambition is to become a full-time writer, a teacher of writing, or to develop a creative career which includes writing in one of its many forms, we have a strong track record of supporting our students through to publication and doctoral level work.