MA Creative Writing and Publishing

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  • Entry requirements
    A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

    International entry requirements:

    If English is not your first language you\'ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.
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  • Course description
    Why study MA Creative Writing and Publishing at BU?

    • Analyse the cultural and critical influences on the writer and publishing industry, as well as your own practice 
    • Learn the skills to be able to write creatively and effectively, to a publishable standard, for a variety of different audiences and media 
    • Work on real-life publishing projects with BU’s own publishing press, Fresher Publishing 
    • Learn from experienced writers and practitioners who have also acquired master\'s degrees and/or doctorates in Creative Writing or English themselves 
    • Benefit from prestigious guest tutors from the world of writing and publishing 
    • Engage with BU’s international writing competitions: The Bournemouth Writing Prize for emerging voices, and the New Media Writing Prize for stories integrating a variety of formats. 

    Flexible study 

    The MA Creative Writing and Publishing course offers you the option to study full-time or part-time, either in person or online (online option applies to September intakes only). Lectures and online resources are combined with weekly small-group seminars to explore key texts, ideas, and concepts in more depth. If you are an online student, all your classes will take place virtually – bringing together a diverse cohort of students from all over the world and engaging with literary media texts and industry practices at the widest level. 


    1 year full-time (September start), 17 months full-time (January start), 2 years part-time

    Entry requirements:

    A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.

    International entry requirements:

    If English is not your first language you\'ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading. 

    Course details:

    Units studied include -

    Writing Fiction; Narrating Indentities: Self, Text & the World; Interactive Storytelling; Publishing Cultures and Materialities; Marketing & PR for Writers; Design, Editing & Publishing; Dissertation/Major Project.

    During your course you will be able to work on real-life pubishing projects for the university\'s publishing press, Fresher Publishing and will have the opportunity to be inovlved in the administration of the The Fresher Writing Prize and New Media Writing Prize.

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