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Creative Writing MA (PGCert PGDip)

Creative Writing MA (PGCert PGDip)

Different course options

Full time | Falmer Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Creative Writing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

At Brighton, we encourage writing that helps readers and writers to understand, shape and connect with the world beyond the classroom. Working with professional writers, you will develop your skills to produce and share stories in a variety of genres.

Through creative workshops, you will partner with supportive lecturers and interdisciplinary postgraduate groups to develop advanced theories and practices that relate to the creative writing process. Both people with and without experience of creative writing should consider applying for this course, which aims to prepare you for a career as a freelancer or portfolio worker.

We have fantastic links with local publishers, writers and creative companies and offer a unique salon series where industry experts offer practical advice and insights. In semester two, you will apply your writing and creative practice in a workplace scenario, while being encouraged to work on your own interests and passions.

If you want to share your work, you have the opportunity to do so through our established student-led anthologies and open mic nights, which form part of Brighton's thriving creative scene.

Why study with us?

Chance to develop as a portfolio writer and creative practitioner – somebody who can apply good writing to real-world scenarios and work to specific briefs

A transformative experience that goes beyond looking to get your first novel published, so you can explore copywriting and publishing while nurturing your passion for storytelling

Guest lectures from publishers and professional writers. Guest writers have included John Mccullough, Eleanor Knight, Errina Mettler, Emma Donoghue and Tanaka Mhishi

Links with local publishers, writers and creative companies, with placements available across Brighton

Theatre visits, open mic nights and exciting events, including a short story slam at Brighton festival

Online journal and in-house creative anthology for you to share your work with other students and the wider community

Careers

Our Creative Writing MA will develop your confidence with creative and critical writing and enhance your communication skills, which are highly valued in a range of professions including publishing, teaching, creative industry management, marketing, PR, journalism, health and wellbeing.

The ability to write for an audience is also fundamental for people working with social media and the web, and this course will ensure that you are able to produce writing that will be effective in these and other work-based scenarios.

Students can exit with PGDip & PGCert.

Modules

Practising Rhetoric - Core
The Process of Publishing - Core
Communities of Practice - Core
Dissertation - Core
Narrative: The art and design of storytelling - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,704

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant arts and humanities discipline or professional experience in a relevant field. Applicants with non-standard entry requirements will be asked to provide written evidence of their creative and reflective skills.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offers over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. For students in need of additional financial support, there is a range of...more