Teaching and assessment

for Creative Writing Practice & Study (part time) MLitt


We use a range of teaching methods, including:

  • four-hour writing workshops, helping you to produce new work across a range of topics and genres, and developing your writing and editing skills
  • seminars
  • individual tutorials
  • masterclasses with authors

We run our Writers Read series, where you will hear from authors and publishers, as well as visits, talks, and opportunities to meet publishers, review the work of others, and to publish and perform your own work.


Assessment is normally by creative folio (6,000 words) and accompanying essay (2,500 words), or two essays.

Assessment for the research-led modules is normally by essay (2,000-3,000 words).

The dissertation or creative manuscript has a word limit of 15,000, and includes a reflective piece of writing (3,000 words).

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This list should give you a good idea of which modules you can take, however it may change before you begin your course, and may not show all available modules.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

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