University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Creative Writing Poetry

The course offers students the chance to put poetry at the forefront of their lives, to be absorbed in writing and reading, and to discover more about their imaginative, artistic and intellectual capabilities. The academic context of the course allows students to learn more about poetry across time and place, about form and technique, concept and theory, cause and effect. The course aims to give students the chance to write poetry of a publishable standard, and provides the opportunity to learn more about publishing procedures, readings, and awards.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree at a minimum 2.1 level or equivalent. Applicants must also submit a sample of their work (up to 20 pages of poetry). All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components and 7.0 in writing, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Course modules

The core element of the course is the weekly 3-hour workshop. This group consists of around 12 students and is led by a tutor. The workshop structure varies but generally consists of looking at the work of 3 students plus a session on some aspect of poetry. In addition to the weekly workshop, the MA includes a course on Poetics, Writing, Language and a number of options ranging from publishing to translation. Finally, all students must complete the creative writing dissertation.

Assessment methods

There are 2 coursework submissions of 12 poems each in January and May. The dissertation consists of 15 poems plus a commentary and is submitted in September. Optional modules may be assessed by a 5000 word essay, or similar.

Sponsorship information

The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing has a number of scholarships and bursaries available for Home, EU and Overseas students. Further details can be found on the School website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,150 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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