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Writing Poetry MA

Course Description

Course overview

Our Writing Poetry MA will develop your creative ability through practice, discussion and revision. You'll work with established poets and writers to refine your work. You'll also consider the processes of writing and develop advanced editing skills.

Our flexible course allows you to enhance your writing and develop your practice. You'll receive expert tuition from distinguished and experienced poets and poetry teachers. You'll progress in a structured way, receiving formal recognition for your work.

You can choose to study either in Newcastle or London. Newcastle University leads the North East cohort. The London course is run in collaboration with The Poetry School.

The course is firmly rooted in the publishing, performing and promoting poetry world.


For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/writing-poetry-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/writing-poetry-ma/#howtoapply

Visit the Writing Poetry MA page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject. Along with your application you will need to submit a portfolio of up to ten poems. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0.

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