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.
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.
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).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Part-time||£ 1,020 per Module (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,120 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 10,620 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,120 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|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||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bishop Otter Campus||Chichester||PO19 6PE||South East|
Get in touch
Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.