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Experimental Practice - Single Module Level 7

Experimental Practice - Single Module Level 7

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Credits

Subject areas

Humanities / General Studies / Combined Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The course is for humanities graduates and/or experienced creative writers who are looking to challenge their conceptions of literature and develop their own practice in new ways. The course will also function as an introduction to further creative study at PhD level. This course gives you an overview of the history of experimental writing over the last 60 years with a practical emphasis on trying out new techniques to extend your range as a writer. We’ll look at the writers of OULIPO – the ‘workshop for potential literature’ - who use mathematical rules and constraints in writing; trans-genre and hybrid texts which work on the edges of biography, autobiography and history; the North American Language Poetry movement’s use of the ‘new sentence’; Visual Text, Sound and Concrete Poetry, and other fascinating areas of experimental activity.

Previous graduates have gone onto further study and training and participated in literary culture through organising competitions and publishing in magazines. Two of the 2010-11 cohort are studying for PhDs in Creative Writing and three students have undertaken internships at local publishers The Knives Forks and Spoons Press and Carcanet.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


11 weeks

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £1,260 per 30 credit module. The tuition fee quoted is for 2018/19 entry. There may be a slight increase in fees for 2019/20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 Honours degree in English, Creative Writing or a related Arts subject will be required. An applicant with a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) may begin as a PgDip student. If the student passes all modules, s/he may progress to writing the dissertation to obtain the MA. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more