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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Creative Writing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course summary

  • Work under the guidance of internationally acclaimed writers of fiction and poetry.
  • Graduate with a coherent and extensive body of creative work.
  • Hone your skills with a focus on writing, reinforced with sound criticism and editing.
  • Acquire the discipline and market awareness needed to create publishable work.
  • Join numerous acclaimed authors as an alumnus of a longstanding, well-regarded course.

This course takes your work, and your ambition, seriously. You'll focus on your own writing, under the guidance of acclaimed authors of fiction and poetry. You'll leave with a body of work you can be proud of.

How you learn

With a focus on the disciplined honing of your skills, this course is designed to help you become a publishable writer. You'll be assessed on writing projects frequently, with a culture of self-reflection and peer reviews. You'll take part in genre-specific creative workshops, benefit from one-to-one tutelage and take modules based around criticism and research acquiring the grounding that underpins great work.

You learn through

  • seminars and tutorials
  • frequent assessment, culminating in a major project
  • genre-specific creative workshops
  • masterclasses with writers, publishers, agents and other literary figures
  • presentations
  • editing sessions
  • critical, theoretical and research-based modules
  • one-to-one tutorials

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • writing fiction, poetry, children's writing and memoir
  • editing
  • teaching
  • further research
  • blog and online writing
  • copyediting, proofreading and ghost-writing
  • reviewing and criticism
  • copywriting.

Modules

The Workshop (30 Credits) - Core
The Craft: Short Fiction And Poetry (30 Credits) - Core
The Contemporary Writer (30 Credits) - Core
Novel (30 Credits) - Core
Extended Project (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,490

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,460

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A folder of original writing demonstrating postgraduate level potential and, normally, a degree in English or related discipline is required.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on...more