MA Creative Writing (Full-time)


Maynooth University    Department of English

Full time See Course MA 1 year
Creative Arts & Design (9) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Unleash your creativity with the MA in Creative Writing at Maynooth University. This full-time programme offers a unique blend of workshops, seminars, and one-on-one mentoring by acclaimed writers. Dive into optional modules in literature and creative fields like Writing for Screen Media to broaden your horizons. Craft essays, reflective journals, and a substantial project will hone your writing skills under the guidance of award-winning mentors. Develop your voice, explore new perspectives, and master stylistic approaches while learning editing tactics and generative exercises. Build lasting networks to support your writing journey post-graduation. The course structure includes modules in Creative Prose, Literature, Creativity, and Society, and Individual Project Development, culminating in a creative dissertation. Career opportunities range from professional editing to creative industries, with some graduates pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing. Secure your spot with a 2.1 or higher in a relevant discipline and meet the English language requirements for this enriching MA programme.

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The MA in Creative Writing combines workshops and seminars with one-on-one mentoring of writing projects. Students may take optional modules in literature or other creative modules from across the Faculty, such as Writing for Screen Media. Assessment is through shorter pieces of writing, such as craft essays and reflective journals, and a longer project. The MA, taught by award-winning, internationally-renowned writers, will focus on guiding each student to further develop their voice as a writer, as well as to enrich their existing interests as a writer with new perspectives and a grasp of stylistic approaches. Tactics for editing and revision will be taught in tandem with generative exercises and practices aimed at deepening each student's relationship to their creative process. Students will have the opportunity to build and develop networks which will sustain their writing practice beyond the MA degree. 

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Entry Requirements

B.A. degree with a subject mark in English, or a cognate discipline, of 2.1 or higher, or international equivalent.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non- EU applicants.

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850




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