Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

English Literature and Creative Writing

MA English Literature & Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree, combining the study of English Literature with the practice of writing. The MA is taught by published writers and researchers. The course is aimed to support you while you develop and hone your critical and creative writing skills, particularly in the field of fiction. You can take our MA for professional development purposes, in order to enhance your career and to increase your likelihood of publication. The MA will also help you specialise in the areas of creative practice as well as contemporary and historical literature in relation to place and space in order to pave the way for doctoral study. We have expertise across a number of fields and our academic community is vibrant and dynamic with strong industry links. The English Literature part of the degree analyses historic and contemporary textual representations of place, theorising cultural practices of location and space. The Creative Writing modules are specifically designed to develop you as a writer of fiction.

Assessment methods

We have a variety of approaches to assessment across the programme depending upon the module. All creative practice modules (Short Story Writing, Novel Writing) are assessed through portfolios of creative work and accompanying critical essays in which you are required to reflect on your creative practice and to contextualise your work with reference to other texts. These modules also include class-based formative peer-assessment in the form of writing workshops. These do not count towards your final grade but the sessions do help you grow and reflect as a critical and creative writer. In some modules (Writing the City) you can choose your method of assessment (creative portfolio and critical reflection, or essay, for example). In other modules (Literature and Landscapes) you will be asked to produce an essay. Modules also make use of Virtual Learning Environments for assessments and you may be asked to view material online and then to respond to it.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cyncoed Campus CF23 6XD Wales

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