University of Portsmouth

School of Creative Arts, Film and Media

MA Creative Writing

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA Creative Writing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This course encourages a lively environment where as a budding writer you can experiment, be imaginative and ambitious, as well as critically reflect on your practice. You will have the opportunity to write literary novels, historical fiction, crime, science fiction, children’s stories, as well as screenwriting or short fiction – we encourage and respect all genres. On this course you can: • Be taught by lecturers with professional experience, many of whom are established practising writers • Complete a major project in the form of your own novel, screenplay or poem and learn about the market and current debates within differing genres in the process • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection We continuously encourage you to seize as many opportunities as possible to make your writing visible to publishers and the public. Strengthening your creative writing skills on this course can lead to a variety of different creative career paths from roles in publishing to writing children’s books. Alternatively, many of our graduates find roles within a variety of media industries and a number of them have gone on to study for PhDs or teaching qualifications.

Accreditation:

1 Year (Full Time); 2 Years (Part-Time)

International Student Requirements:

Predominantly English-speaking applicants have no requirements. For all other applicants – English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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