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MA in English (Creative Writing)

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  • Objectives
    This course is designed to equip students to use their literary talents to the best of their ability, encourage development as independent writers and self-reflective lifelong learners, and provide them with a broad understanding of the literary marketplace and of the commercial aspects of literary production.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements A good honours degree. In certain circumstances, students may be admitted on the strength of their writing alone. However, these students would enrol initially for the Diploma, with the possibility of transferring to the MA at a later stage. Additional Information for International Students For Arts-based areas the recommended minimum IELTS score is 6.5.
  • Academic Title
    MA in English (Creative Writing)
  • Course description
    Course Content

    Compulsory modules:
    Creative Writing: Craft and Technique (Poetry/Fiction/Scriptwriting)
    -The Practice of Writing
    -Research Methods (general)
    -Research Methods for Creative Writers

    Optional Modules
    (subject to availability, two from):
    -Fiction: Creative Writing Workshop 1
    -Fiction: Creative Writing Workshop 2
    -Poetry: Creative Writing Workshop 1
    -Poetry: Creative Writing Workshop 2
    -Scriptwriting: Creative Writing Workshop 1
    -Scriptwriting: Creative Writing Workshop 2
    -Further Elective Modules:
    -Poetic Form
    -The Poetics of Translation
    -The Short Story
    -Life Writing
    -A Series of Interdisciplinary “Adventures”
    and a Dissertation of up to 20,000 words: portfolio of Creative Writing
    Assessment

    Written portfolios.
    Funding
    DEL, AHRC, Seamus Heaney Centre funding, university funding.

    Opportunities for Careers
    Graduates from the School of English MA programme have a good employment record. Professions including publishing, journalism, public relations, teaching, advertising, the civil service, business, industry and the media all recruit from our pool of students while some choose to continue their studies to PhD level, on a chosen, specialised topic, in Creative Writing.

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