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M.A. On Campus

Creative Writing

University of Portsmouth

12 months
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About

Where better to take your writing to the next level than the home city of literary greats like Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?On this MA Creative Writing degree course, you'll study the genres that inspire you the most – from poetry and historical fiction, to screenwriting and crime – and spend plenty of time writing and critiquing new work of your own.

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Overview

If you're imaginative, ambitious and ready to devote yourself to improving your writing, it's time to take your studies to the next level with us. We'll give you the tools you need for a successful career as a writer, or in fields such as publishing, media, and education.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Get to grips with different writing techniques and study contemporary skills to inspire and entertain your audience through the power of the written word
  • Learn from lecturers with professional experience, many of whom are established writers
  • Complete a major project in the form of your own novel, screenplay or poem
  • Take part in writer's workshops, where you'll develop your own skills and constructively contribute to the work of other writers
  • Learn about the market and current debates within differing genres
  • Hear from accomplished guest speakers from the worlds of publishing and writing
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, including computing and printing facilities, and 24-hour internet access
  • Join our community of writers

Careers and opportunities

Once you graduate, you'll have the skills and confidence to continue writing. And you'll be able to pursue a career path in fields such as:

  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Teaching
  • Media
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • PR

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writer's Workshop: Exploration
  • Writer's Workshop: Resolution
  • Critical Reading for Creative Writers
  • Critical Thinking for Creative Writers
  • The Final Project – Creative Writing Dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree in a related subject. Equivalent qualifications and/or notable experience as a creative writer will also be considered. 
  • An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. 

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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