The MA in Creative Writing is a taught postgraduate programme which is specifically designed to link theory to practice at several levels. Not only will students have the opportunity to practice different genres of creative writing as they compile a portfolio of their own work, they will also be required to produce a piece of work which will be electronically published. There are a number of workshops designed to hone student skills which have a specific focus on genre and assessments on this part of the course allow students practice adaptation, writing within the conventions of a literary form, construct character, and plan and edit effectively. There is also an option which allows students to collaborate with a professional writer based outside of the University. Students will also read widely in literature published since the year 2000 and perform a series of exercises based around these texts. Finally, students will produce a 15,000 word dissertation of their own writing.
For more information, please contact the Programme Leader:
Dr Phil Redpath
Tel: 01522 886185