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Creative Writing

The MA in Creative Writing is an exciting new course at Durham University. Taught by award-winning writers Dr Paul Batchelor, Professor Claire Harman, Dr Kayo Chingonyi, Ms Sophie Collins, and Dr Sam Riviere. This is an academically rigorous programme that will develop students' practical knowledge of writing poetry and prose fiction. Students will receive structured support through writing workshops and one-to-one tutorials in order to develop their own ideas. Students will also study a broad range of literature from the 20th and 21st centuries, and produce new work in response.

Entry requirements

MA: Students are usually required to have an Honours Degree at 2:1 level or higher or GPA average of 3.2 from a recognised national or international university. Students should submit a sample of 4-6 poems or 2,000 words of fiction. All students must provide two positive academic or professional references.

Course modules

Core modules: Creative Writing Poetry OR Creative Writing Prose Fiction, Reading as a Writer, Reading as a Writer: the Workshop, Research Project. Optional modules: Creative Writing students would take one module of their own choosing, either from the English Studies MA modules or taking this new optional module: The Word in the World

Assessment methods

Essays, creative writing portfolios, and written self-critiques.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 18,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,400 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,400 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 10,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University DH1 3LG North East

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