Taught by experienced writers of major profile, this course provides teaching on a range of genres including fiction, short story, poetry, drama, screenwriting and creative non-fiction.
Your studies will connect with the unique literary culture of Wales, home to one of the oldest bardic traditions in Europe.
As part of a vibrant Swansea community of writers and artists, you will have the chance to forge personal links with National Theatre Wales and open-mic events at venues such as the Dylan Thomas Centre and Howl. There is also scope for work experience with local publishers.
The College of Arts and Humanities is based on our energising Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay.
Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.
As well as significantly improving your writing skills, you should develop oral communication skills by learning to present your ideas in a range of formats.
Graduates from this Creative Writing (Extended) programme from Swansea University enter a range of creative industries including publishing, broadcasting, marketing and advertising.
- You will study a set number of optional 20-credit modules, before undertaking a 60-credit creative writing dissertation in the second part of the course.
- Varied modules include long fiction, writing radio drama, screenwriting, James Joyce and literary theory, global media and comparative journalism.
- Drama writing is a particular teaching strength, and contains the relatively new and unexplored field of Dramaturgy.
- You have the chance to write for online journal The Swansea Review, student-run online journal The Siren, and The Waterfront student newspaper.
- 24 months
- 48 months
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- The typical entry requirement is a degree in a relevant discipline, normally a 2:2 with a minimum of 55% overall, and a short portfolio of writing. Overseas and European applicants must achieve IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.
International11650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11650 GBP per year during 24 months.
National5550 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5550 GBP per year during 24 months.
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