Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Creative Writing

This course is suitable for writers interested in exploring and developing their own creative work in a lively community of other writers and teachers. At the heart of the course are small group workshops and a series of seminars by staff, visiting writers, publishers and professors, including children's author, David Almond, and screenwriter, Michael Eaton; other guest speakers have included Geoff Dyer, Alan Hollinghurst, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay, Jonathan Lethem, David Lodge, Michele Roberts and Miranda Seymour. Establishing important links with the publishing community, students work closely with staff and visiting speakers to develop their work to an excellent standard. The flexibility of the course enables students to work in a number of genres including fiction, poetry, children and young adult fiction, scriptwriting and creative non fiction. Every year students produce and publish their own high quality anthology of original creative writing; this gives students invaluable insight into the editorial and publishing industry, as well as introducing their work to a wider public. Students also have the opportunity to build strong links with Nottingham's thriving literature community and are invited to participate in local events, readings and festivals.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (minimum 2.2); applications are primarily assessed on the quality of the writing sample and statement; a 3000-word creative writing sample, or c. 100 lines of poetry, or an equivalent mixture of poetry and prose/script; evidence in personal statement of a commitment to writing. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Core module: writing: theory and practice; option 1; option 2; dissertation.
Option modules: fiction; poetry; scriptwriting; children's and young adult fiction.

Assessment methods

Students take the core module, 2 options and a dissertation (part time students do the 2nd option and dissertation in their 2nd year); there are 2 assignments in each option.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council awards may be available; some University bursaries are available and are based on academic quality and impact.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus Nottingham NG11 8NS East Midlands

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