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Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Unleash your creative potential with the MFA Creative Writing programme at UCD. This advanced degree is designed for writers with a work in progress seeking intensive supervision and guidance. Taught by experienced, published authors, the programme offers structural and line editing, small class sizes, and individual attention to help you refine your manuscript. The MFA focuses on fiction, providing a concentrated and enabling learning environment. Upon completion, you will have honed your writing skills, gained insight into successful works in your genre, and mastered the art of manuscript preparation. The programme also offers the opportunity to contribute to an anthology and attend literary events. Entry requires a background in creative writing or equivalent, with English language proficiency for non-native speakers. Benefit from a visiting writer programme, workshops, and the chance to participate in editing the Creative Writing journal. Join the ranks of successful graduates who have secured publishing contracts and awards, and follow in the footsteps of Ireland's literary greats 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 MFA programme is a more advanced degree than the MA, and in some instances can follow on from the MA. MFA students will be part of a smaller cohort which offers very close supervision of a work in progress for the duration of an academic year. It is best suited to students who are working to complete a full-manuscript and have already undertaken courses in craft and/or related fields.

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Entry Requirements

This course is suited to students who have already acquired the skills associated with a full programme in creative writing [MA, M Phil Creative Writing, BFA, BA Creative Writing Major/Joint Major] or equivalent and have a work in progress to which they now wish to devote the greater part of an academic year with a view to offering that work for publication. 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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