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MA / PG Dip Creative Writing: Innovation and Experiment

Course Description

Our course encourages you to develop and work at the edge of new and evolving practices. You will be invited to engage with fundamental issues in the theory of literature, producing original creative writing in prose, poetry, hybrid and experimental forms as you develop your personal practice through critical reflection.

Key benefits:

• Study at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus
• Develop a highly-innovative approach to creative writing
• Learn proven techniques for writing success from our team of award-winning authors.

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/creative-writing-innovation-and-experiment

Suitable for

The course is for humanities graduates and/or experienced creative writers who are looking to challenge their conceptions of literature and develop their own practice in new ways. The course will also function as an introduction to further creative study at PhD level.

Programme details

The course will be of particular interest if you are a writer of fiction or poetry, but you will not be required to commit to either form.

You may also be interested in taking individual modules from the course syllabus on a pay-as-you-go basis. This way you could either build up to gaining the full qualification or study for your own enjoyment and/or professional development.


Your own creative activity is the main driver for learning on this course. It is supported by regular workshops, lectures and seminars, personal tutorials, masterclasses with visiting writers and other activities such as event attendance.

Students on the full-time and part-time routes will study together and have additional opportunities to share and discuss work via the university’s virtual learning environment.

Module titles

• Theory, Text, Writing
• Writing Workshop
• Experimental Practice
• Literature in the Academic and Cultural World
• Dissertation: Creative Project


You will be assessed through:

• Written assignments (creative, critical and reflective) (66%)
• Final creative project (34%)

Career Prospects

Previous graduates have gone onto further study and training and participated in literary culture through organizing literary competitions and publishing creative work in magazines. Two of the 2010-11 cohort are beginning PhDs in Creative Writing in 2011 (at the University of Northumbria and the University of Salford) and one is undertaking an internship at a local small press poetry publisher (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press).

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MA / PG Dip Creative Writing: Innovation and Experiment page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants to this course must have a good honours degree in an appropriate subject.

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