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Creative Writing, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The MA in Creative Writing  builds on the well established commitment of the UCD School of English, Drama and Film to fostering and supporting new writing.

Overview

The programme at University College Dublin provides opportunities to explore and develop your own creative writing skills supervised by experienced published staff of international reputation.

Career

Many graduates of the MA in Creative Writing establish successful writing careers. Graduate of the programme Colin Barrett won the Guardian First Fiction Prize with Young Skins then went on to win both the Frank O'Conner International short story award and the Rooney Prize for Literature. Other graduates go into the publishing industry, while some go on to do an MFA in Creative Writing. 

Programme Structure

  • The seminars, workshops and supervision meetings aim to provide committed writers with taught classes on theories and practices of writing, presentation and editing techniques, creative reading of selected texts, and supervision of a major writing project. 
  • Among the important issues addressed on an ongoing basis are voice and structure. 
  • Every effort is made to ensure that a student progresses on these as well as many other fronts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • The entry requirement for the MA programme is a BA Hons English or equivalent, and/or proven commitment to and experience in the field of creative writing; a portfolio (c.25 pages) of recent creative work; a personal statement of reasons for taking the course and references. 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.5 (no band less than 7.0 in each element), or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12575 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12575 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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