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Creative Writing MA

Course Description

MA Creative Writing is designed for writers who want to express their creativity in a number of forms – novels, film scripts, poems, journalism – rather than specialise in only one.

The course is appealing to writers who wish to try out a number of areas before deciding which they are best at or those who already know their strongest form, but feel the need to gain expertise in other fields to fund their speciality. In addition, the course provides instruction on writing in the community, creative writing teaching and the organisation and funding of arts events.

The course aims to give you instruction and practice in a broad range not only of forms, but also of strategies and techniques within those forms.

We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating students’ creative and journalistic work and to foster a broad span of creative and critical writing skills, including the ability to work independently on a long creative/critical project. Students are introduced to the latest theories of creativity and up-to-date thinking on literary and journalistic genres.

Ultimately, the programme aims to prepare you for a career as a creative or feature writer progression to doctorate-level creative writing or journalistic research employment in the creative industries or other areas of work where writing skills are a central requirement.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a 2.1 Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent from an overseas university for definite consideration. Applicants with a 2.2 degree or equivalent and a high standard of application including writing sample will be considered. Suitable applicants will then be invited to an interview which are arranged in April and August. Applications made during or after August for the forthcoming academic year can be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Course Fees

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