The Writing course at National University of Ireland, Galway is open to applicants from any disciplinary background (within and beyond Arts) and welcomes all types of writing interests. A ‘Qualifier’ option is available for potential applicants who do not have a university degree but have a suitable publications record or sufficient experience in a related creative field.
A weekly ‘Writers Seminar’ features writers, publishers, agents and other visitors from the writing professions. Galway’s Cúirt literary festival is the focus in April. Students attend events and complete a related assessment.
Career OpportunitiesGraduates have gone on to work in the areas of teaching, journalism, publishing, editing, public relations and marketing. Graduates have also progressed to various doctoral programmes in the humanities—and it is now also possible to undertake a practice-led PhD in English at NUI Galway. Many graduates have concentrated on their development as independent writers, and over 45 books have been published by writers from this MA.
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Programme StructureCourses include
- Writing Workshop: Fiction
- Contemporary Publishing
- Representations of the Book in Literature and Film
- Writing Workshop
- Book History
- Irish Drama and Theatre from Wilde to O'Casey
- Discovering The Archives
- Ensemble Acting and Devising
- Directing for Stage
- Screen Writing Fundamentals
- Writing for News
- Writer's Seminar
- Literature Of North America
- Writing for The Small Screen
- Applied Dramaturgy
- Copy-editing and Proofreading
- Writing Careers in Practice
- Writing Workshop: Poetry
- 12 months
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DisciplinesCreative Writing View 16 other Masters in Creative Writing in Ireland
A university degree (minimum standard 2.2, or US GPA 3.0) or the equivalent in education and professional experience. Students will be accepted on the basis of their degree result, a sample of recent writing (3,000 words maximum), and a personal statement of interest (500 words maximum). Those who wish to explore possibilities for entry through the ‘Qualifier’ option should contact the Course Director.
International16300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16300 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6800 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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