Graduates from this course will 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.
In addition to a possible career as a translator and a writer, particular careers may include work in publishing, journalism, advertising and marketing, film, television, radio, arts management, new media, business, teaching and therapeutic fields.
Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.
Name: Sarah Rees Brennan
Course: Creative Writing MA
"I chose to study at Kingston because unlike many writing courses, it allowed space for both fantasy and children's novels. I especially loved my Children's Literature class with Louisa Sladen. Another standout was my dissertation tutor, Liz Jensen, who gave me remarkably good and detailed feedback, and the lovely people in my writing workshops. I'm really glad I came to Kingston.
"Once I finished my master's I returned to my home country, Ireland, where I write and live by the water. I started writing a fantasy novel for young adults, titled 'The Demon's Lexicon', whilst at Kingston which has since been signed by Simon & Schuster. It was actually on the advice of one of my tutors there that I rewrote the first chapter!
"The book is set in modern-day London, where a 16 year old boy has to deal with killer ravens, amorous succubi, his complicated relationship with his brother and the consequences of his mother's affair with an evil magician..."
The Demon's Lexicon was the first in the 'Demon's Trilogy'; the second, The Demon's Covenant, was published in 2010, the third, The Demon's Surrender, was released in June 2011.
As a student on this course you will be part of the Kingston Writing School, a vibrant community of outstanding writers, journalists and publishers.