Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Creative Writing

The course is aimed to support you while you develop and hone your critical and creative writing skills. 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 and contemporary writing 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. We have a focus on the contemporary that is underpinned with expertise in historical periods. One of the great strengths of the programme is its flexibility. MA Creative Writing can be studied either full or part time. Modules can be taken individually, allowing you to control the pace and depth of your postgraduate study. Programme delivery is enhanced by the university's commitment to e-learning.

Course modules

All of our modules are co?re and are delivered over one year full time or two years part time. Term 1 Researching Humanities; Short Story Writing; New & Experimental Writing; Term 2 Novel Writing; Writing the City; Critical Practice; Dissertation.

Assessment methods

All creative practice modules (Short Story Writing, Novel Writing, Dissertation) 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. In some modules (New and Experimental Writing, Writing the City) you can choose your method of assessment (creative portfolio and critical essay, or essay, or reflection, for example). 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 Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 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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