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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Creative Writing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Creative Writing is designed to give students a structure within which they can develop both their writing and imaginative critical skills, experimenting with the wide range of possibilities available to the contemporary writer. It is possible to write prose fiction (the novel or short story), poetry and drama. We are interested in literary fiction in all its forms. Our MA Creative writing students 'read as writers', explore their reading in group discussions and engage in writing exercises designed to enlarge and stimulate their practice. In the intensive MA workshops, students share work, learn to write to deadlines, learn how to redraft, polish, edit imaginatively and find the creative thread which, when followed, reveals how their own writing will achieve its optimum level. All written assignments are accompanied by the writing of a commentary on the process; the commentary speeds and makes explicit a writer's discoveries, and so aids future practice. Teaching and assessment includes: to gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing, students need to complete four modules. Each module is assessed by an assignment of approximately 6,000 words or equivalent; to gain an MA in Creative Writing, students need to complete all four modules and a dissertation of 20,000 words (or poetry/drama equivalents).

Different course options

Full time | Bishop Otter Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module encourages innovation and experimentation, pushing writers beyond their usual boundaries.?

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Alumni Discount 15%

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,920

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to hold the equivalent of a good honours degree (2.1 or above) from a recognised university and students who have completed a 'top-up' degree at a UK university. And also accepting HND level qualifications if students have: relevant and substantial professional work experience and/or qualifications; completed a recognised pre-masters or graduate diploma in a relevant subject.