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Course content

Designed with serious, ambitious writers in mind, our Creative Writing MA uses seminars, tutorials, workshops, and precise editing to enable you to take control of your own work and write exciting, contemporary material.

Students are encouraged to consider choosing from the broad range of options offered at the Paris Centre alongside their Creative Writing modules. This programme offers students a unique opportunity to find inspiration both in and out of the classroom and to develop a creative voice in the stimulating surroundings of Montparnasse.

The Creative Writing MA is also available at our Canterbury campus or split between Canterbury and Paris.

About the School of English

The School of English has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests.

Our expertise ranges from the medieval to the postmodern, including British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory and cultural history. The international standing of the School ensures that we have a lively, confident research culture, sustained by a vibrant, ambitious intellectual community. We also count a number of distinguished creative writers among our staff, and we actively explore crossovers between critical and creative writing in all our areas of teaching and research.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 has produced very strong results for the School of English at Kent. With 74% of our work graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, the School is ranked 10th out of 89 English Departments in terms of Research Intensity (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 1.1.2015). The School also received an outstanding assessment of the quality of its research environment and public impact work.

Course structure

You take two modules in each of the first two terms and a Creative Writing Dissertation in the third.

You are required to take Fiction 1 in the first term and Fiction 2 and Paris: The Residency in the second. In the first term you then choose from the range of modules on offer in Paris. While in Paris, you are encouraged to attend readings and talks, and to organise your own writing workshops.

Visit the MA Creative Writing (Paris) page on the University of Kent website for more details!

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