Creative Writing (Paris), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

Students are encouraged to consider choosing from the broad range of options offered at the Paris Centre alongside their Creative Writing modules. This Creative Writing (Paris) MA from University of Kent - Paris Campus offers students a unique opportunity to find inspiration both in and out of the classroom and to develop a creative voice in the stimulating surroundings of Montparnasse.

Postgraduate resources

In Paris, you are encouraged to make full use of the city's cultural resources and to integrate that experience into your studies. The Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Musée d’Arte Moderne, Grand Palais and other world-class museums and exhibition spaces are on your doorstep.

In addition, you benefit from borrowing rights at the libraries of the University of Paris VII, which have viewing facilities and holdings of films, books and periodicals in English. Other Paris libraries with extensive relevant holdings include the French National Library, the Centre Georges Pompidou Public Library and the American Library in Paris, to which you are given access and a guided visit.

Careers

Many career paths can benefit from the writing and analytical skills that you develop as a postgraduate student in the School of English. Our students have gone on to work in academia, journalism, broadcasting and media, publishing, writing and teaching; as well as more general areas such as banking, marketing analysis and project management.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Fiction 1 
  • Poetry 1 
  • Fiction 2 
  • Poetry 2 
  • Paris: The Residency 
  • Modernism and Paris 
  • Diaspora and Exile 
  • Contemporary Struggles 
  • Theory and History of Urban Design 
  • The Verbal and The Visual: Dialogues Between Literature, Film, Art and 
  • Film and Modernity Paris 
  • Paris and the European Enlightenment 
  • Paris: Reality and Representation 
  • Key Concepts and Classic Texts in History and Philosophy of Art 
  • Modern Art in Paris 
  • Revolution and Resistance 
  • The Idea of Europe 
  • Religion and European Thought (Paris) 
  • Dissertation: Creative Writing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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 (Grade C):

    185

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    95

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent), or substantial creative writing experience. You are required to submit a sample of your creative writing, and this will be the most significant factor in admissions decisions.

Writing Sample

A piece or portfolio of creative work should be uploaded on the ‘Declaration’ page of the online application form. If fiction, this should be around 1,500–2,000 words; if poetry, approximately four pages.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18220 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18220 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 EUR/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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