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Creative Writing

University of Leicester

12 months
Duration
17500 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

This Masters in Creative Writing offered at the University of Leicester is geared towards studying and experimenting across genres and forms, and will challenge you both intellectually and imaginatively.

Overview

The MA in Creative Writing offered at the University of Leicester is a challenging course, both intellectually and imaginatively. You will be able to develop your writing skills in a supportive and stimulating environment, taught by experienced and professional writers.

The course offers you the opportunity to become involved in a uniquely vibrant literary scene in Leicester, with connections to the Centre for New Writing, the Creative Writing blog, Everybody's Reviewing, Leicester Shindig and many other events and organisations across the city.

Because of the mixture of forms and genres that the course covers - including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and script-writing - you will be encouraged to experiment beyond your usual experience. In your final dissertation, you'll be able to specialise in a chosen genre, through a sustained piece of work.

Careers and employability

Individual and personal tutorials also address issues of career management and planning. The course team have many connections with external networks, organisations and employers (e.g. publishers, agents, writing organisations, festivals etc.). This aspect of the course is closely connected with the Career Development Service, who offer relevant support, in the form of workshops, mock-interviews and more.

With its focus not only on writing skills, but also on the practical aspects of working in the Creative Writing field, this degree helps you work towards a variety of related fields, from publishing and e-publishing, editing, literary agency, to teaching the subject at school (with a PGCE qualification), or undertaking a PhD. Graduates in Creative Writing might be employed as author, poet, playwright, screenwriter, storyliner, video game creator, journalist, TV producer, publisher or agent, teacher or lecturer, stand-up comedian, academic research, public relations, advertising and marketing, political research and speech-writing, arts management, content provider, tweet writer, web editor, blogger, franchise creator, branding consultant, literary event manager, or intellectual property adviser.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods in Creative Writing
  • Styles: Advanced Creative Writing Workshop I
  • Applications: Publishing, Teaching and Other Stories
  • Substances: Advanced Creative Writing Workshop II
  • Creative Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2:1 degree in Creative Writing, English Language or Literature, or another relevant subject. We also consider applicants with significant writing experience.
  • Where appropriate, you may be asked to submit an essay as part of our admissions process. We will contact you if this is the case.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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