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Full time & Part time September PgDip, MA 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

About the course

The MA in English (Creative Writing) focuses on prose fiction and scriptwriting; applicants interested in writing poetry are referred to the MA in Poetry: Creativity and Criticism. The programme is designed to equip students to use their literary talents to the best of their ability, encourage development as independent writers and self-reflective lifelong learners, and provide them with a broad understanding of the literary marketplace and of the commercial aspects of literary production.

Course Structure

The following lists are indicative of the sort of modules that are likely to run:

Compulsory Modules:

  • Creative Writing: Craft and Technique 
  • Creative Writing Workshops
  • Scriptwriting: Creative writing
  • Fiction: Creative writing
  • Dissertation: Creative Writing (MSc students)

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Entry Requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline. Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants with a strong track record of publication, production, prize-winning or relevant professional experience.

The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

All applicants are required to submit a sample of original written work which will be assessed to determine if an offer of admission can be made.


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