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MA Creative Writing and Publishing

MA Creative Writing and Publishing

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Full time | Talbot Campus | 17 months | JAN

Study mode

Full time

Duration

17 months

Start date

JAN

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Publishing Creative Writing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

You’ll develop creative writing across a variety of forms, focusing on transmedia storytelling and skills to independently publish your work as a publisher; learning skills in editing, PR and marketing, design, production, and budgeting.

Why study MA Creative Writing and Publishing at BU?

  • Analyse the cultural and critical influences on the writer and publishing industry, as well as your own practice
  • Learn the skills to be able to write creatively and effectively, to a publishable standard, for a variety of different audiences and media
  • Work on real-life publishing projects with BU’s own publishing press, Fresher Publishing
  • Learn from experienced writers and practitioners who have also acquired master's degrees and/or doctorates in Creative Writing or English themselves
  • Benefit from prestigious guest tutors from the world of writing and publishing
  • Engage with BU’s international writing competitions: The Bournemouth Writing Prize for emerging voices, and the New Media Writing Prize for stories integrating a variety of formats.

Flexible study

The MA Creative Writing and Publishing course offers you the option to study full-time or part-time, either in person or online (online option applies to September intakes only). Lectures and online resources are combined with weekly small-group seminars to explore key texts, ideas, and concepts in more depth. If you are an online student, all your classes will take place virtually – bringing together a diverse cohort of students from all over the world and engaging with literary media texts and industry practices at the widest level.

Careers

On this course you will learn the advanced craft of creative writing plus the business and practice of publishing. You will also analyse cultural and critical influences on the writer and the industry. Learned skills will be put into practice in group publishing projects for the university’s own publishing press, Fresher Publishing.

Modules

You may choose between a purely theoretical, academic dissertation or a major creative writing project supported by either a reflective or route to publication rationale. By bringing together the skills, craft, theories, knowledge and critical insight you have developed during the programme, you will hone your individual strengths and establish lines of enquiry that may take you onto further doctoral study or into future careers.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,000

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject.

University information

Based by the sea in south-west England, just two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University offers over 90 taught Master’s courses as well as many research programmes. 16% of its students are in postgraduate study, meaning you’ll be joining a thriving postgraduate community. The university has four academic faculties, divided into numerous individual subject areas: Health & Social Sciences Departments: Medical Science & Public...more