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Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Unleash your creativity with the MA in Creative Writing at UCD, a prestigious programme designed to nurture aspiring writers. Delve into workshops, seminars, and supervision meetings led by renowned authors such as Anne Enright and Sarah Moss. Explore various literary forms like novels, short stories, and poetry to discover your unique voice. The programme equips you with editing skills, contemporary writing theories, and access to exclusive manuscripts in the Special Collections. Graduates have achieved remarkable success, with Colin Barrett winning prestigious literary awards. Benefit from a supportive learning environment with small class sizes and personalised guidance. By the end of the course, you will have crafted a substantial piece of writing, paving the way for a successful writing career or further studies. To join this esteemed programme, showcase your passion for writing through a BA Hons English degree or equivalent, a portfolio of creative work, a personal statement, and strong English language proficiency. Embrace your literary journey with the MA in Creative Writing at UCD.

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

UCD offers two graduate courses in creative writing, an MA and MFA. The MA programme includes workshops, seminars and supervision meetings, providing committed students with the support they need to produce a major piece of writing by the end of the course. 

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Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for the MA programme is a BA Hons English or equivalent (NFQ Level 8), and/or proven commitment to and experience in the field of creative writing; a portfolio (c.25 pages) of recent creative work; a personal statement of reasons for taking the course and references. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.5 (no band less than 7.0 in each element), or equivalent.




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