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Masters degrees in Poetry train postgraduates in the art of reading, constructing and analysing Poetry for critical and creative writing purposes.
Though courses are typically listed as MA (Master of Arts), some courses are primarily taught degrees, while others are essentially a Masters by research. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as English Language, Literature or Creative Writing.
You will study poetry from a variety of linguistic cultures, and in a wide range of historical contexts. This typically includes classical poetics, medieval literature, renaissance poetry, the Romantics and Victorians, as well as British, Irish and American contemporary writing.
Skills in poetry reading will be developed through poetics analysis and an engagement with critical literature, with opportunities to specialise your interests. For example, you may engage with the symbolism of a particular author or poetic form. In some cases, you will be able to develop a portfolio of your own work, similar to a first collection.
As well as preparing you to become a professional writer, these Masters offer a wealth of other future careers. These may include roles in the publishing industry, from editing to translating, or even historical research and poetic conservation.
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