MA Creative Writing

University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
1 year
Intakes
January June September
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 9,039
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 17,949

Entry Requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree in a related subject. Equivalent qualifications and/or notable experience as a creative writer will also be considered. A portfolio of written work is required.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Curriculum

  • Writer's Workshop – Exploration: In this unit, you will be encouraged to experiment in differing genres to build confidence in writing and research.
  • Writer's Workshop – Resolution: During the course of this unit, you will research your chosen genre or idea and write a proposal and first chapters for the major project (dissertation). Your research and writing practice will be led by reading, discussion, debate and some substantial formative work that will eventually lead to the written proposal and/or opening chapters of a novel or pages of a screenplay or poetry.
  • Critical Reading for Creative Writers: This is an essay-based unit, in which you will explore critical approaches to the written word with oral presentations and researched essays.
  • Critical Thinking for Creative Writers: This unit allows you to approach a critical theory by relating it to your own creative writing, with reference to your major creative project. This unit is also essay-based.
  • The Final Project – The Creative Writing Dissertation: This unit will allow you to complete a major work in any genre (prose, poetry or screenplay) of up to 30,000 words (or equivalent). You will receive guidance and support from tutors throughout this unit of study.

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