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Travel and Nature Writing

Bath Spa University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
14700 GBP/year
7600 GBP/year
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About

This Travel and Nature Writing programme at Bath Spa University  focuses on learning to write from your own experience in the field. You’ll develop your writing skills and techniques, learn from established writers, and examine the history, context and genres of travel and nature writing.

Overview

Do you enjoy writing about people, places and wildlife? Are you interested in environmental issues in Britain and around the world? Would you like to be published, and make a living as a travel or nature writer?

This low-residency Travel and Nature Writing programme at Bath Spa University allows you to be based wherever you wish, so you can pursue your academic work while maintaining your current lifestyle. It can be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two. 

By meeting practitioners – writers, editors, agents and publishers – you’ll gain a unique insight into the professional skills you require to get your writing published.

Aims

We aim to give you an understanding of issues and approaches to the representations of peoples, other species, habitats, places, cultures and environments in various kinds of writing. You’ll graduate with the ability to apply what you’ve learned to your own professional practice.

You’ll study:

  • A mix of thematic topics represented by a variety of writers
  • A balance between historical and contemporary writing
  • Issues raised by eco-tourism, conservation and environmentalism
  • Issues related to the experience and representation of people, wildlife and places in specific locations in the UK and elsewhere
  • The genres and context of contemporary and historical travel and nature writing
  • The history of our connections with the environment and the natural world.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Writing in the Field
  • Context, History and Genres in Creative Non-Fiction
  • Advanced Travel and Nature Writing
  • Professional Skills in Travel and Nature Writing
  • Portfolio and Reflective Journal.

Audience

We’re looking for individuals with:

  • A real passion for either the natural world and/or places and people
  • A love of travel and/or nature writing
  • Above all, an urge to write and be published.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
75
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

We’re looking for individuals with:

  • A real passion for either the natural world and/or places and people

  • A love of travel and/or nature writing
  • Above all, an urge to write and be published.

Ideally you should have a first degree (e.g. BA/BSc), but this is not compulsory, depending on your other experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK and EU students part time: £3,800

Funding

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