MA Creative and Critical Writing

University of Winchester

Program Description

MA Creative and Critical Writing

University of Winchester

MA Creative and Critical Writing

MA Creative and Critical Writing offers students the opportunity to develop their creative writing in a stimulating and supportive environment that encourages both creative exploration and critical awareness.

Students develop creative work in progress, give and receive feedback and produce new writing. The programme encourages students to discuss the work of established writers and consider the theoretical, social and cultural contexts of contemporary writing. Students undertake four core modules and choose two optional modules taken from the genre-based modules, which creatively and critically explore the structures of a particular genre of writing.

Publishing Project is a module in which all students develop a writing project to the point of submission for publication. This could involve, for example, newer forms of publishing such as blogs or more traditional forms such as the development of pieces of short fiction along with cover letters for submission to appropriate literary journals or magazines.

Modules


Core modules include:

  • Theories of Creativity and Writing
  • The Writers’ Toolkit: Creative Research
  • Publishing Project
  • Independent Study Proposal


Optional genre-based modules include:

  • Advanced Writing Workshop
  • Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop
  • Advanced Fiction Workshop

Learning and Teaching

Academic staff are professional novelists, scriptwriters, poets and writers of creative non-fiction as well as musicians, cultural critics and playwrights. They are supported by guest writers – most recently Linda Grant and Tessa Hadley (novelists), Jack Zipes (literary critic) and Philip Gross (T.S.Eliot prize-winning poet).

Careers

Graduates have become published writers and poets. Others have careers in teaching, media and the arts. The programme also provides a firm foundation for undertaking a research degree or further training.

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study. Applicants are also required to submit a sample of their creative writing.

If English is not your first language:
IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 232 (computer-based) or equivalent.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 27, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
10,900 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2017
Place
United Kingdom Winchester, England
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 10,900 GBP
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