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Qualification type

MFA - Master of Fine Art

Subject areas

Creative Writing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Kingston University is proud to offer the first Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in the UK. This course offers talented and aspiring writers the chance to refine their skills under the tutelage of acclaimed professionals while receiving accredited training and experience in teaching in higher education. You'll develop a unique combination of creative and practical skills on this course, which will prepare you simultaneously for a career as a published writer and an accredited teacher of creative writing.

Creative Writing MFA students can take the Introduction to Learning and Teaching part 1 (ILT1) a non-accredited course run at Kingston University which aims to support new colleagues and PhD students with teaching and learning. Assessment: Book-length creative dissertation; critical reading log of approximately 4,500 words. Graduates from this course will be qualified to teach upon completion and will gain classroom experience through teaching the first-year undergraduate programme. You'll also write a book-length dissertation which may lead on to publication. You'll also develop a range of skills desirable to employers, such as communication skills, self-management, meticulousness in editing and presentation, the ability to reflect on one's own work and to respond to constructive criticism, the ability to write for particular purposes and the ability to work constructively with others.

Different course options

Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 2 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The module is designed to introduce students to some issues of critical and literary theory. The module is also designed to make students more aware of how their work impacts upon wider literary, cultural, political and philosophical issues. Awareness of these theories and of some of the issues surrounding the production and reception of literary texts will stimulate them, encouraging creative and conceptual thinking. The module will explore debates about literature and the practice of creative writing through readings of essays and texts that are relevant to criticism and theory. The academic component of the assessment will support the creative work with the objective that students will also have to demonstrate critical, academic, analytical skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: a good first degree; a sample of creative writing (5,000 words); a personal statement (1,000 words); and references. Occasionally, a first degree is not required if the standard of submitted writing is high enough.

University information

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