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Creative Writing MA: Course features

What this course offers you

If you choose to study this course, here are some of the things you can expect from the course and how it will benefit you.

  • The Creative Writing MA helps you to develop the craft of creative writing, either on a general level or through specialising in your chosen genre.
  • The creative dissertation and critical essay give you the chance to further specialise. You also explore writing in a range of forms and styles and take a module exploring critical theory and experimental/avant-garde writing.
  • You work in workshops, studying one-on-one or in small groups with experts in your chosen area. The course is taught by a combination of:
    • appointed staff – many are published authors or active researchers, which keeps your learning dynamic. Current staff include author Vesna Goldsworthy;
    • peer review – giving you the chance to discuss your own and other students' work in a mutually-supportive environment.
  • This provides a range of different voices and styles to broaden your experience of the creative process. You'll also have access to and engage with a number of practising and published writers, including award-winning published authors such as Paul Bailey (twice-Booker nominated winner of the E M Forster Award and George Orwell Prize), Hanif Kureishi (Whitbread First Novel and PEN/Pinter Prize winner), Winsome Pinnock (George Devine, Unity Theatre Trust and and Pearson Plays on Stage Award winner) and Diran Adebayo (Betty Trask and Writers Guild Award winner).
  • The taught modules aim to prepare you for the job market. Alongside your creative writing studies, you gain skills in:
    • data collation, review and synopsis;
    • communication (oral, written and electronic);
    • time management;
    • computing; and
    • co-operation and teamwork.
  • You have the chance to contribute to Pages, which includes fiction, poetry, reviews and creative non-fiction, and Ripple, a showcase for cutting-edge poetry and prose. Both are edited by postgraduate creative writing students (read more in the Events and lectures section).
  • We offer a part-time study option to help you fit your MA around other commitments.

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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