MA English & Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree, combining the study of English with the theoretical and practical component of fiction writing.
The English part of the degree analyses historic and contemporary textual representations of place, theorising cultural practices of location and space. The Creative Writing modules are specifically designed to develop you as a writer of fiction. A critical but supportive environment is achieved through a combination of workshops, research seminars and e-learning. You will be introduced to the practicalities of preparing and submitting your work for possible publication.
Employability and Careers
Cardiff has one of the largest media and creative-industry sectors outside London, including BBC Wales, ITV Wales, S4C, BBC Cymru Wales, the Western Mail and Wales on Sunday.
MA English & Creative Writing is perfectly situated to draw on this experience. This degree will encourage you to develop the valuable skills of autonomy, effective collaboration, self-direction, organisation, initiative and adaptability that are highly regarded in the workplace.
In October 2011, the School published The C Word, an anthology of student writing, edited by Dr Kate North and published by Cinnamon Press. Emre Karatoprak (MA Creative Writing) had his first novel published on Amazon, Türbülans (2013). Alex Sambrook (MA Creative Writing) had a short story shortlisted in the prestigious Bridport Short Story Competition (2012). Stacey Taylor, MA English & Creative Writing (full time), won the It Started With a Kiss competition run by Authonomy in November 2011 with a 416 word flash fiction.