Explore your own original ideas in a specialist environment of feedback and critique from academics, novelists, playwrights and poets. Housed within The Liverpool Screen School you will produce a body of creative work and gain an in-depth knowledge of your craft.
•Course runs on a biannual basis - next intake 2017
•Masters degree available to study part time (two years)
•Learn from practising and published writers
•Study on a unique programme providing training in e-publishing and detailed peer critique workshops
•Strong links with Curtis Brown, Blake Friedman, The Society of Authors, the Royal Literary Fund, NAWE, Hodder and Stoughton, Parthian, Salt, Everyman Theatre, Byte the Book, Tindall Street, BBC Radio, Comma Press and Faber & Faber
•Taught in the £38million Redmonds Building in the heart of Liverpool city centre
The part-time MA Writing programme is ideal if you want to develop your writing talent with tutors who are practicing and published writers.
What you will study on this degree
Please see guidance below on core modules for further information on what you will study.
Foundation: Reading as a Writer
Develop your creative, formal, research and technical skills appropriate to writing at masters level, in particular the techniques of contemporary writers and you will relate your own reading to your writing
Writers Workshop 1
Work towards achieving presentation to professional standards and further an original and creative voice as a writer by fostering close reading and constructive criticism
Defining a Writer's Identity: New Technologies and the Marketplace
Deepen your understanding and develop your creative formal and technical skills by acquainting yourself with the technological side of the writing industry and developing the relevant skills
Writers Workshop 2
The module will further develop the creative, formal, and technical skills of drafting and editing
Portfolio and Critical Commentary
You will show creative, formal and technical skills appropriate to creative writing at masters level - your finished portfolio will consist of a substantial piece of creative work negotiated with your tutor
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.
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if you require further guidance or clarification.
The programme explores the process of writing from first inspiration to final draft and publication and reflects the need for writers to keep up-to-date with rapid advances in the new technologies of contemporary publishing. You will benefit from the close study of writerly techniques and strategies, develop your work to a professional standard and gain access to professional practitioners, such as visiting novelists, poets and screenwriters as well as editors, agents and publishers. In this way your work will be able to thrive in the wider world.
Examiners attest to the programme’s national standing, scrupulous assessments and high quality of teaching and student work. In the national 2014 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), the programme rated 100% satisfaction for most aspects of the course.
Good Honours degree (classification: 2:1 or above) in English, Writing or a cognate subject. Other academic qualifications, for example: A Levels, BTEC, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, will also be considered.Applicants who demonstrate professional skills and evidence of achievement in a related area: film and video production, publishing, journalism, radio, theatre, and creative writing, will also be considered.