Bath Spa University
Travel and Nature Writing
This course is designed for writers seeking advanced skills in the growing field of creative non- fiction inspired by the natural world and contemporary journeying. The course focuses on the application of writing skills to match the requirements of the travel and nature writing sector. To this end, students learn from engagement, encounter, workshop, tuition and mentoring; they develop their professional practice and produce a portfolio of work to help establish their careers in this highly competitive field.
A 1st degree, a formal application, samples of travel and/or nature writing and interview required.
The course begins with an intense 6 day residential session for induction, introduction to distance learning, taught modules and mentoring sessions. The 1st 2 trimesters involve writing regular pieces which are critiqued by tutors and peers. Through a business and context module, students can explore the ethics, history and development of a particular area of travel or nature writing. The 2nd residency is usually planned to coincide with the Bath Literary Festival in March. Throughout the course students develop a portfolio of their best work and a journal tracking their submissions to publications; in this they will be supported by a mentor. The 3rd residency involves fieldwork, normally outside the UK.
The course totals 180 credits: modules in the 1st trimester account for 30 credits, the 2nd trimester also accounts for 30 credits, professional practice develops through trimesters 1 and 2 accounting for 30 credits and the portfolio amassed throughout all 3 trimesters accounts for 90 credits.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Distance learning (with some attendance)||£ 6,755 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Distance learning (with some attendance)||£ 11,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Distance learning (with some attendance)||£ 6,755 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Corsham Court||Chippenham||SN13 0BZ||South West|