MA Creative Writing

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences

Program Description

MA Creative Writing

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences

About the course

MA Creative Writing at Brunel University London is designed for writers who want to express their creativity in a number of forms – novels, film scripts, poems, journalism – rather than specialise in only one.

The Creative Writing master's course will appeal to writers who wish to try out a number of areas before deciding which they are best at or those who already know their strongest form, but feel the need to gain expertise in other fields to fund their speciality.

In addition, the course provides instruction on writing in the community, creative writing teaching and the organisation and funding of arts events.

We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating students’ creative and journalistic work and to foster a broad span of creative and critical writing skills, including the ability to work independently on a long creative/critical project.

All applications should include a sample of writing.

Aims

  • This degree will give you instruction and practice in a broad range not only of writing forms, but also of strategies and techniques within those forms.
  • You will be introduced to the latest theories of creativity and up-to-date thinking on literary and journalistic genres.

We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating students’ creative and journalistic work and to foster a broad span of creative and critical writing skills, including the ability to work independently on a long creative/critical project.

The Creative Writing master's programme will prepare you for:

  • a career as a creative or feature writer.
  • progression to doctorate-level creative writing or journalistic research.
  • employment in the creative industries or other areas of work where writing skills are a central requirement.

Special Features

MA Creating Writing students are taught by some of the most talented, original, exciting and experienced writers publishing in the industry today. Brunel’s creative writing staff have between them published over 80 books and have written for television, film and radio. The team includes writer and broadcaster Will Self and renowned performance poet, writer and broadcaster Benjamin Zephaniah.

The broad range of forms, techniques and strategies taught on the MA Creative Writing gives you the opportunity to experiment and discover which suits you best. If you are already specialising in a particular area of writing, it will underpin your expertise by equipping you with a varied knowledge of other methods.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching

The course offers various forms of teaching and learning methods such as:

  • 3-hour lectures, combining presentation and practice
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • presentations
  • project supervision
  • tutorials
  • independent learning and practice.

Assessment

Students of the master's course will need to gain 180 credits to complete the Creative Writing MA degree; you will therefore take all the four modules of Strand A (120 credits) and the project of Strand B (60 credits). Full-time Creative Writing students will take two taught modules in Term 1 and two in Term 2. Part-time students will generally take the morning module in Terms 1 and 2 of the first year, and the afternoon module in Terms 1 and 2 of Year 2, although, if circumstances require, this pattern can be reversed.

Employability

Graduates of the MA Creative Writing Programme will be able to pursue careers in authorship, creative writing teaching, arts administration, the media (journalism, advertising, publishing, television, radio, the internet).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Duration

1-year full-time; 2-year part-time

Cost & Fees

UK/EU students: £7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-time

International students: £15,400 full-time; £7,700 part-time

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).



Last updated October 17, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
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Price
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7,300 GBP
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United Kingdom - Uxbridge, England
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UK/EU students: £7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-time / International students: £15,400 full-time; £7,700 part-time