University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Creative and Critical Writing

This programme has developed out of longstanding teaching and research interests in creative writing as well as in psychoanalysis, cultural materialism, eco-writing, postcolonialism, deconstruction, feminism and queer theory. This course allows you to combine intellectually challenging critical and theoretical ideas with an interest in creative writing. It is based on the assumption that theory and practice are not opposites, though the relations between them may entail productive tensions and paradoxes. This course is impelled by the sense that the critical and the creative are necessarily intertwined. Many great writers in English, especially since the 18th century, have also written important criticism - good writers are invariably good readers.

Entry requirements

Students will normally have a 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree or, in exceptional cases, be able to provide evidence of equivalent professional or artistic experience. Applications must be accompanied by a short sample of recent, unpublished writing (creative or critical).

Course modules

Modules may include (choose 2): Creativity and utopia; deconstruction and creative writing; Marxism and creative writing; psychoanalysis and creative writing; sexuality and creative writing; voices in the archives: Writing from history. Supervised work on the dissertation is undertaken in the final semester, which normally includes both critical discussion and creative writing.

Assessment methods

*You are assessed by 5000-word term papers and a dissertation of up to 15000 words, of which up to 10000 words may be creative writing.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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