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Course summary

Focus on the craft of writing on a postgraduate course designed help you develop your skills, experiment with form and explore a variety of genres. Our MA Creative Writing course has a long and proud history of graduate success, with many of our students continuing on to careers as published writers. You will learn from one of the most established and experienced Creative Writing teams in the UK, comprised of practising and published poets, short story writers, novelists, non-fiction writers and screenwriters. We believe in creating a community of writers who can support and learn from one another. Our specialist workshopping sessions give you the confidence to discuss you work, receive feedback, and reflect on your own work by helping others. On this course you will:

  • Develop your writing skills in your chosen genre or genres.
  • Learn from our expert staff, who are all practicing and published writers.
  • Gain the confidence to share and discuss you own work with peers and tutors.
  • Experience regular readings from guest writers.
  • Meet and talk with agents and editors at our annual publishing panel.

Modules

Learn the craft of creative writing from practicing and published writers Our MA Creative Writing course focuses on writing as a craft. It provides you a strong platform to develop your writing, as you experiment with the wide range of possibilities available to the contemporary writer. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in writing prose fiction (the novel or short story), poetry, creative non-fiction (biography, autobiography, memoir, travel), film scripts or drama for the stage or radio. You may want to work on one project, such as a novel, throughout the course, or you may wish to explore different genres; the course allows for both options. This list is indicative and subject to change. The course is comprised of four taught modules and a dissertation.

Assessment method

Feel the support of one of the most experienced teaching teams in the UK Teaching You will learn through a combination of seminar discussion, writing exercises and workshops. In the intensive MA workshops, you will typically discuss good writing practice and workshop your own writing. Our commitment to smaller class sizes allows you to feel more confident to discuss your ideas in a supportive environment. It also allows your tutors get to know you and how best to aid your development. In addition to taught sessions by MA staff and talks by visiting writers, students will also benefit from two master classes a year by our visiting Professors, novelist Kate Mosse and novelist and short story writer Alison MacLeod. Assessment Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, allowing you to clearly see your academic progress at all stages of the course. To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing, students need to complete four modules. Each module is assessed by an assignment of approximately 6,000 words or equivalent. To gain an MA in Creative Writing, students need to complete all four modules and a dissertation of 20,000 words (or poetry/drama equivalents).


Entry requirements

• You will hold a First Class or Upper Second Class Bachelor's degree in a relevant humanities or social science discipline. • Students with a Lower Second Class Bachelor’s degree or with qualifications in non-related disciplines may be offered a place at the Programme Co-ordinator’s discretion. • You are required to send in a portfolio of creative writing.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £7560 Year 1
International £16074 Year 1
EU £16074 Year 1
England £7560 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7560 Year 1
Scotland £7560 Year 1
Wales £7560 Year 1
Channel Islands £7560 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Writing at University of Chichester - UCAS