In the MA in Creative Writing Poetry offered by the University of East Anglia we aim to support you in writing poetry of a publishable standard, and to create an encouraging but rigorous environment. You’ll join UEA’s renowned creative writing community in Norwich, a beautiful and historic UNESCO City of Literature.
During the one-year (or two-year part-time) course of intensive reading, writing, exploration and risk-taking, you’ll develop a body of work close in length to a first collection. Through your two Poetry Workshops, you will be encouraged to test, extend and refine your poetic technique – an experience that is often exciting and sometimes uncomfortable, but always rewarding. With this in mind, we also give you the chance to learn more about publishing procedures and opportunities, readings, literary awards and more. In the Describing Poetry module that accompanies the first Poetry Workshop, you will be introduced to some of the key thinking about poetry throughout literary history, and encouraged to explore creative-critical approaches to your work. You will also choose an optional module from a wide range of creative and critical modules across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. You will benefit from the ways in which the study of poetry enhances analytical, conceptual and verbal skills, as well as refine your powers of precision, argument and logic.
Within UEA’s world-famous writing community, you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the UK’s leading poets and poetry editors, and to benefit from their insight and expertise. Our annual anthology is professionally published and distributed to a key list of poetry houses and other contacts.
UEA also hosts an annual Poetry Festival, part of which is an event showcasing the MA poets’ work. You will have the opportunity to attend a masterclass and to discuss your writing one-to-one with the Poetry Festival Fellow. UEA is also part of a thriving network of regional poetry activity, which offers plenty of opportunities to gain performance experience and to get involved in publication.
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- Creative Writing and Research Seminars
- Creative Writing Dissertation
- Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
- Describing Poetry
- Adaptation and Interpretation
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- 12 months
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- Degree Classification Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent preferred, but not mandatory
- Special Entry Requirements Sample of work
- Candidates will be expected to submit a portfolio of writing for assessment - up to 20 pages of poetry.
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International18500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 12 months.
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