Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University


The course explores the process of writing from 1st inspiration to final draft and publication You will be taught by professional, experienced and enthusiastic academic staff with extensive and current industry experience. This programme benefits from having literary representation from a number of agents who know and approve of the course, as well as links with the BBC and independent production companies for film and radio. It also has links with professional bodies such as The Writers' Guild, The Society of Authors, literary agents Curtis Brown and Blake Friedman, Pulp Idol and the Writing in the Wall Festival, Parthian, Salt, the Royal Literary Fund, Byte the Book, NAWE, BBC Radio, Comma Press, Wild Writers and In the Red, in which student work is published alongside that of established writers such as Roger McGough, Gunter Grass, Alice Oswald and Dave Eggers.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core modules for further information on what you will study. •Foundation: Reading as a Writer Develop your creative, formal, research and technical skills appropriate to writing at masters level, in particular the techniques of contemporary writers and you will relate your own reading to your writing •Writers Workshop 1 Work towards achieving presentation to professional standards and further an original and creative voice as a writer by fostering close reading and constructive criticism •Defining a Writer's Identity: New Technologies and the Marketplace Deepen your understanding and develop your creative formal and technical skills by acquainting yourself with the technological side of the writing industry and developing the relevant skills • Writers Workshop 2 The module will further develop the creative, formal, and technical skills of drafting and editing • Portfolio and Critical Commentary You will show creative, formal and technical skills appropriate to creative writing at masters level - your finished portfolio will consist of a substantial piece of creative work negotiated with your tutor

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through analytic, creative and group workshops, with most of its marks awarded for creative writing, accompanied by reflective commentaries; there are also 2 oral assessment tasks related to pitching and presenting, as well as the writer's website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,125 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
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