MA Creative Writing

This MA offers a practical training in the craft of writing. Students are able to take modules in fiction and poetry, which consist of writing workshops. In addition, they will take a module entitled ‘Research for Writers’ which prepares students for the writing process. There is also an innovatory module on the contemporary publishing industry, the role of the literary agent, and the production and marketing of literary work. The writing portfolio (which forms the 'dissertation' element of this MA) provides the experience of sustained, long-term personal engagement with a major writing task. Students will have regular individual tutorials on their portfolios throughout the duration of the course. Students will also be able to take up to two other relevant modules from the existing list of modules offered on the MA programmes in the Department of English. MA students will also get the opportunity to apply for semester-long work placements with poetry journals and local presses. In addition, students in this scheme also publish an annual anthology of creative writing, and thereby learn about the full production processes of publication.

Students who take any of the above MAs on a part-time basis will take TWO years to complete the degree.

If you enrol part-time for the MA in Literary Studies, Postmodern Fictions, American Literature since 1945, or the MA in Creative Writing, you will take the core modules and two option modules in your first year, and two option modules and the dissertation writing portfolio in your second year.
PhD, PhD, MPhil, MPhil, MA, MA, PG Dip, PG Dip Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
36 month Duration

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