Contemporary Creative Writing at Northeastern University London - UCAS

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Course summary

The Master of Arts in Contemporary Creative Writing at Northeastern University London equips students with the knowledge, craft skills and discipline needed to be a creative writer now. There are more routes to publication available than ever before. However, navigating the twenty-first century literary marketplace requires specialist skills and knowledge alongside artistic prowess. From the moment they join our MA programme, our students are considered writers and supported in achieving their personal and professional creative goals. Diverse contemporary authors and publication platforms are foregrounded, contextualised by the study of significant shifts in the literary landscape over the last 25 years. This enables students to situate their creative practice in today’s marketplace, develop awareness of avenues for artistic expression and gain professional skills suitable for the creative industries. All courses are led by published authors who are also experienced academics at the forefront of Creative Writing as a discipline. This fully online MA aims to be flexible and inclusive, with full- and part-time study options. Writers evolve their creative practice in a supportive and structured online learning environment, suitable for a writing community including recent graduates, lifelong learners, returners to education, and writers with wellbeing or access needs. Students will take courses which explore fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, scripts and screenplays alongside each other, and others which enable them to specialise in favoured forms. A combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning tasks means writers can work in a way which accommodates their individual lifestyles. These include lively online forums, interactive learning activities, creative writing workshops, face-to-face webinars and regular bespoke feedback from tutors on works-in-progress. Community is central: although working at distance, students work closely with peers and tutors on developing craft, critical and editing skills, preparing them to work professionally with editors, producers, agents, publishers and publicists. Writers can choose to enrich their online experience by attending Northeastern University London’s annual in-person Summer Writing Series at an additional cost. This option is open to all MA students but is not a required element of the programme. Participants will be able to meet peers and tutors, write together and attend a series of live literary events curated by the Creative Writing Faculty. Events may include author talks, creative industry Q&As, guest lectures, professional role plays and live workshops. Our MA in Contemporary Creative Writing is an innovative, flexible programme which aims to draw together writers from across the world. This enables diverse experiences, encounters and perspectives to inform a truly global outlook on being a creative writer today.

How to apply

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Offers are typically made to applicants holding an undergraduate degree with at least upper second-class honours (or equivalent). Each applicant will be assessed on an individual basis through their application, a reference, a personal statement, and an interview. You do not need to have studied Philosophy as your undergraduate degree in order to be considered for a place on this programme.

English language requirements

If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English in order to study at the College.

English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £11000 Whole course
EU £14000 Whole course
Channel Islands £11000 Whole course
England £11000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £11000 Whole course
Scotland £11000 Whole course
Wales £11000 Whole course
International £14000 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Contemporary Creative Writing at Northeastern University London - UCAS