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Course summary

Why study this course? Do you want to earn a living from your love of writing? London Met’s Creative, Digital and Professional Writing MA will help you develop your creative writing abilities and train you in the multimedia and digital skills required by professional writers working in the creative industries. You'll be taught by award-winning professionals with the skills, contacts and industry profiles to help you develop your own distinctive and individual writing voice that will be attractive to employers. More about this course On our Creative, Digital and Professional Writing MA, you’ll develop an advanced variety of writing skills suitable for a wide range of professional settings and literary modes. We’ll help you develop your own creative ideas so you can thrive in creative roles such fiction and nonfiction writer or editor. It will also open up career opportunities in industries including media, journalism, film, publishing, e-books, marketing and communications. Making use of the University's £100,000 newsroom and with the support of our award-winning staff and guest lecturers from the world of digital writing and editing, you'll develop an understanding of the demands and opportunities of a professional writing career. You'll also benefit from field trips that will fire your imagination, as well as work placements in some of the prestigious media organisations based in London. Our students have gained work experience at Harper Collins, The Sunday Times, Harper's Bazaar UK, BBC, leading health magazines and websites and many more. This flourishing course is part of the internationally recognised School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Met, a thriving hub of the creative arts; you will have access to the rich array of exhibitions, talks, installations, lectures and performances that take place regularly in the School. We're based in central London and students are encouraged and helped to make full use of the city's remarkable range of cultural and artistic events and programmes. Our students come to us from around the world, as well as the UK – we currently have students from the USA, India, Ireland, Italy and South Africa; this diversity creates a rich creative mix. What makes the course unique is its equal emphasis on creative work and professional employability. Independent external reviewers have judged our Creative, Digital and Professional Writing MA "innovative and versatile", praising its "exciting and varied content" and calling its focus on professional skills "up-to-date and outstanding". The quality of personal feedback that students receive has also been singled out. The work of our Creative, Digital and Professional Writing students will be showcased in a new magazine devoted to their creative fiction and nonfiction being published in 2020. They will also participate in the University's new Centre for Research into Life Writing and Oral History (CLiOH), to be launched in March 2020. What our students say "Staff are very passionate about their subject matter and course communication is excellent." Graduate of the Creative, Digital and Professional Writing MA

Modules

Example Core modules include: Creative Writing Digital Storytelling Feature Journalism Researching Media Communications and the Creative Industries Creative, Digital and Professional Writing Final Project/Dissertation Example Optional modules include: Creative Non-fiction Scriptwriting Multimedia Journalism Innovations in Publishing Advertising Principles of Digital Media and Digital Video Production

Assessment method

You will be assessed with coursework, media artefacts and portfolios of written, visual or audio original work.


Entry requirements

You will be required to have a lower second degree or equivalent (a relevant professional qualification or experience will also be considered) and submitted two contrasting writing samples of 750 words each. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
EU £18150 Whole course
International £18150 Whole course
Channel Islands £18150 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £18150 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Creative, Digital and Professional Writing at London Metropolitan University - UCAS