University of Sheffield

MA Creative Writing

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Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA Creative Writing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Sheffield Creative Writing offers a vibrant and busy environment where emergent writers gain confidence in their craft, and enjoy the act of writing, revision and critique in a nurturing and supportive creative space. You’ll study contemporary creative writing and develop your skills in different genres and styles. You’ll develop and explore your own writing through practical workshops and events involving guest writers. We will also encourage you to publish your own work and set up student-led, peer-feedback editorial sessions.

 

With an international reputation for excellence and innovation in creative writing, our team of established and emerging writers has expertise across diverse literary forms. We have expanded our recognized strengths in poetry and fiction to include non-fiction and writing for stage and screen.

 

Our Creative Writing team includes Professor Simon Armitage, the University’s Professor of Poetry, novelist Dr Alice Gavin, poet Dr Agnes Lehoczky and Professor Adam Piette whose research specialisms include war studies; modernist literature; translation and contemporary poetry.

 

On this program you will complete core and optional modules and a dissertation. Your final portfolio of work may take the form of short stories, a novel extract, script or poetry. You choose creative writing fiction and/or poetry modules and balance these with options from the MA in English Literature for example: ‘Tales of the City’: The Living Space in Contemporary American Fiction; Contemporary British Poetry; Memory or Narrative in Contemporary Literature. You are taught in workshops and seminars and the creative writing modules are assessed by portfolios of poems or prose/drama and critical commentaries.

 

Our students write and help edit Route 57, an inhouse publication that showcases cutting-edge creative writing. Our School of English also co-edits Blackbox Manifold, an online journal whose international contributors include some of the most exciting poets working today.

 

Writers on our courses are actively involved in publishing ventures, readings and editorial groups and we are proud of the happy cohesion and community spirit of the writing cohorts at Sheffield.

Sheffield Creative Writing offers a vibrant and busy environment where emergent writers gain confidence in their craft, and enjoy the act of writing, revision and critique in a nurturing and supportive creative space. You’ll study contemporary creative writing and develop your skills in different genres and styles. You’ll develop and explore your own writing through practical workshops and events involving guest writers. We will also encourage you to publish your own work and set up student-led, peer-feedback editorial sessions.

 

With an international reputation for excellence and innovation in creative writing, our team of established and emerging writers has expertise across diverse literary forms. We have expanded our recognized strengths in poetry and fiction to include non-fiction and writing for stage and screen.

 

Our Creative Writing team includes Professor Simon Armitage, the University’s Professor of Poetry, novelist Dr Alice Gavin, poet Dr Agnes Lehoczky and Professor Adam Piette whose research specialisms include war studies; modernist literature; translation and contemporary poetry.

 

On this program you will complete core and optional modules and a dissertation. Your final portfolio of work may take the form of short stories, a novel extract, script or poetry. You choose creative writing fiction and/or poetry modules and balance these with options from the MA in English Literature for example: ‘Tales of the City’: The Living Space in Contemporary American Fiction; Contemporary British Poetry; Memory or Narrative in Contemporary Literature. You are taught in workshops and seminars and the creative writing modules are assessed by portfolios of poems or prose/drama and critical commentaries.

 

Our students write and help edit Route 57, an inhouse publication that showcases cutting-edge creative writing. Our School of English also co-edits Blackbox Manifold, an online journal whose international contributors include some of the most exciting poets working today.

 

Writers on our courses are actively involved in publishing ventures, readings and editorial groups and we are proud of the happy cohesion and community spirit of the writing cohorts at Sheffield.

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