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About

Essex is one of the oldest inhabited areas of the British Isles, a landscape shaped by human history. The Wild Writing - Literature, Landscape and the Environment at the University of Essex allows you to explore this landscape and the wilder landscapes of Britain, as well as those across the world, through a combination of science and literature modules. 

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Overview

Our field trips take you outside the classroom, often in sun, sometimes in snow or rain. You gain an understanding of key environmental challenges while building your own ways of approaching writing about the wild: creative, critical, and scientific.

One of only five universities in the UK to offer a taught postgraduate course on literature and the environment, we are unique in our combination of modules on contemporary nature writing, ecocriticism, and psychogeographic literature.

Your future

A number of our graduates from the MA Wild Writing - Literature, Landscape and the Environment at the University of Essex have gone on to undertake successful careers as writers; others are practicing artists, scholars or environmentalists. One now works on climate change in Washington, another is a “wild practitioner” who work on the relation between nature and mental health and another now works for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police around Chesapeake Bay!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation - Wild Writing
  • The New Nature Writing
  • Memory Maps: Practices in Psychogeography
  • Literature and the Environmental Imagination: 19th to 21st Century Poetry and Prose
  • Research Methods in Literary and Cultural Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.2 degree in Creative Writing, Theatre/Drama Studies, Literature, Film and Media Studies, Modern Languages , Art History, Music, Philosophy, History, American Studies, Performance studies, Journalism, Law, Politics and Sociology.
  • You may be asked to provide a piece of creative writing if you do not hold a degree in a relevant field.

Tuition Fee

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    18800 GBP/year
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  • National

    8760 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8760 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
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Funding

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