Undergraduate MA English & Creative Writing
As part of the undergraduate MA English & Creative Writing degree, we offer:
- a Level 2 module: Introduction to Creative Writing Practice which combines intensive writing workshops and critical thinking Wordcraft seminars
- Level 3 modules: Writing Creative Essays Writing as Making and Making Writing Matter, exploring canonical texts, genres and presentation
- a Level 4 module: Deciding on Writing, designed to improve both your own writing and your critical response to writing.
Postgraduate MLitt Creative Writing
At postgraduate level we offer an MLitt/PGDip in Creative Writing. Individual modules can be studied on a stand-alone basis or on a one-year full-time or two-year part-time basis towards your chosen degree. The MLitt calendar and programme is triangulated between writing practice, the formal study and critique of literary forms and texts, and industry matters (literary journalism, work placements etc).
The core modules Creating Writing, Studying Writing and Publishing Writing A are taught in highly productive writing workshops and seminars. You then have the option of Publishing Writing B, taking an industry work placement (typically an arts organisation or publisher but not necessarily restricted to these organisations), or Publishing Writing C, further honing your writing skills in small classes. The dissertation element allows you to develop and contextualise your own portfolio of creative work.
“At a time when graduate jobs are so competitive I know that if it wasn't for the Publishing Writing module and the internships it provided, I would not have been offered an editorial job at a publishing firm.” (Kate McAuliffe, formerly named Writing Practice and Study, 2016)
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Students can undertake a PhD combining creative work with research under the supervision of Professor Kirsty Gunn and Dr. Gail Low. We welcome, especially, projects on creative non-fiction and those that bend genre and form.