MA in Creative and Critical Writing
University of Suffolk
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 8,235 / per year *
Earliest start date
* per year full-time; £915 per 20 credits - part-time tuition fee; £12,150 - international tuition fee per year
The Masters in Creative and Critical Writing seeks to advance current research in English studies by exploring the meaningful, complex and conceptually challenging relationships between creative and critical discourses. Building on the success of our undergraduate programme ranked 1st in the UK for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2020, the course brings together the study of English literature, critical theory and creative writing in a holistic and engaging postgraduate curriculum.
The MA in Creative and Critical Writing offers you the opportunity to focus on your passion for creative writing whilst engaging with the most up-to-date debates in critical theory. On the course, you will develop skills as a creative writer, reader and researcher, broadening your knowledge of the production and reception of literature under the supervision of qualified academics and award-winning authors. You will experience an integrated approach to creative writing and contemporary developments in critical and cultural theories while exploring a range of established and evolving literary genres, such as historical fiction, memoir, and children’s literature.
Studying the MA in Creative and Critical Writing is an inclusive, student-centred experience. Our taught modules connect with and reflect on each other, fostering intellectual curiosity and inviting you to enhance your creative and critical writing skills both separately and as a blended form. In seminars and intensive writing workshops, you will develop your ideas, voice, listening skills, writing techniques and craft, honing practice through sharing and critiquing work in progress. You will be introduced to the industry through guest lectures and workshops delivered by publishers, editors and literary agents. You will also learn how to nourish your ideas in the production of a dissertation and a substantial body of professional-standard work.
The MA in Creative and Critical Writing reflects the research interests and expertise of staff teaching English within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. The course is underpinned by our shared ethos that all writing is critically reflective and creative, opening up new possibilities for creative fusion, innovative fiction, and original insights in academic writing. Our approach enables you to make scholarly and imaginative connections between writing and theory within a vibrant multidisciplinary environment dedicated to excellence in teaching, learning and research. The course is delivered as a flexible programme, accommodating full and part-time study routes, as well as CPD opportunities.