University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Creative Writing

This course is designed to give students a structure within which they can develop both their writing and imaginative critical skills, experimenting with the wide range of possibilities available to the contemporary writer. It is possible to write prose fiction (the novel or short story), poetry and drama. Creative writing students 'read as writers', explore their reading in group discussions and engage in writing exercises designed to enlarge and stimulate their practice. In the workshops, students share work, learn to write to deadlines, learn how to redraft, polish, edit imaginatively and find the creative thread which, when followed, reveals how their own writing will achieve its optimum level. All written assignments are accompanied by the writing of a commentary on the process; the commentary speeds and makes explicit a writer's discoveries, and so aids future practice.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in English, or in a related discipline; non-standard entry via a procedure of recognition of prior learning is possible in suitable cases.

Assessment methods

To gain a Postgraduate Diploma, students need to complete 4 modules. Each module is assessed by an assignment of approximately 6,000 words or equivalent. To gain an MA, students need to complete all 4 modules and a dissertation of 20,000 words (or poetry/drama equivalents).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,620 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,120 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

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