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Creative Writing

Aberystwyth University

12 months
Duration
15500 GBP/year
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About

The Creative Writing MA degree offered at Aberystwyth University will help you develop your creative vision and writing abilities through a balanced programme of reading, analysis and writing workshops. 

Overview

The Creative Writing MA degree offered at Aberystwyth University enables you to engage in discussions about technique and undertake an exploration of the wider issues related to the practice of writing, such as the significance of genre  and the mechanics of publication.

You will receive individual tuition from the excellent Departmental staff, all of whom are published creative writers. Under their guidance, you will produce a substantial portfolio in the form of a collection of poetry or an extended piece of prose fiction. In addition, you will develop a host of key transferrable skills that will benefit you in a range of academic or employment contexts.

Employability

Every MA course at Aberystwyth University is specifically designed to enhance your employability. In addition to developing your writing and research abilities. This course will help you to master key skills that are required in wide variety of workplaces. You will be pushed to improve your approaches to planning, analysis and presentation so that you can tackle complex projects thoroughly and with professional independence, and confidently present robust projects to the scrutiny of a group. Your MA in Creative Writing will place you in the jobs marketplace as a professional writer with highly desirable skills suitable for a career in the arts, literature, journalism or many other fields.

Key skills and Competencies

Upon graduating from this MA in Creative Writing, you will have mastered an array of technical and creative skills relating to writing. You will be highly competent in factual research, evaluative writing and problem-solving through the process of writing. You will understand genre and register, narrative viewpoint and voice, and be able to justify your creative choices within your chosen form. You will possess an awareness of your intended readership and identify your place in the wider context of literary fiction and/or poetry. You will also have experience in giving and receiving stringent but supportive criticism within a positive group setting.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Research Skills 
  • The Writing Portfolio 
  • Writing And Publication 
  • Medieval Dreams And Marvels 
  • Postwar American Fiction 
  • Romantic Radical Cultures 
  • Women, Fiction And Female Community

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in a related subject. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. 
  • Copies of University transcripts (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh)
  • Copies of Degree certificates (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh)
  • Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7650 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberystwyth

700 - 1300 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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