The MA in Creative Writing is a challenging course, both intellectually and imaginatively. You will be able to develop your writing skills in a supportive and stimulating environment, taught by experienced and professional writers.
The course offers you the opportunity to become involved in a uniquely vibrant literary scene in Leicester, with connections to Literary Leicester Festival, the Centre for New Writing, Leicester Shindig and many other events and organisations across the city.
Because of the mixture of forms and genres that the course covers - including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and script-writing - you will be encouraged to experiment beyond your usual experience. In your final dissertation, you'll be able to specialise in a chosen genre, through a sustained piece of work.
The course is highly innovative, in its mixture of creative and academic work and in its vocational elements, that are designed to enhance your employability prospects. It encompasses both traditional forms of writing and publishing and emerging technologies, such as e-books and new media writing. Teaching methods are similarly varied, ranging from seminars, to workshops, individual tutorials, computer labs and guest masterclasses and readings.