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Creative Writing Distance Learning

Kingston University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
14900 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Creative Writing Distance Learning course at Kingston University offers you the chance to study with a wide range of well-established and award-winning writers in a dynamic writing environment, but without having  to relocate or give up your current job.

Overview

The Creative Writing Distance Learning course at Kingston University allows you to complete your credits through distance learning. Taught in our virtual forums and classrooms, modules can be accessed at a time of the week to suit your schedule.

The non-compulsory campus days in mid-October and early January give you a chance to visit the campus and attend a relevant lecture, as well as to meet fellow workshop students. Those travelling longer distances who wish to stay longer and explore the cultural opportunities that London offers, or simply to write, are also welcome to attend events taking place on campus for the rest of the week by colleagues, writers in residence, students and guests.

Where this course will take you

This course is ideal if you have a personal or professional interest in the craft of creative writing. It is designed to enhance your career if you work in an area that needs an appreciation of the written word, such as publishing, journalism, teaching or communications.

You'll develop a range of skills desirable to employers, such as communication skills, self-management, meticulousness in editing and presentation, the ability to reflect on your own work and to respond to constructive criticism, the ability to write for particular purposes and the ability to work constructively with others.

In addition to a possible career as a writer or translator, particular careers may include work in publishing, journalism, advertising and marketing, film, television, radio, arts management, new media, business, teaching and therapeutic fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Writing Dissertation
  • Critical Challenges for Creative Writers
  • Special Study: Workshops in Popular Genre Writing
  • Structure and Style
  • Writers' Workshop

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

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 normally expect applicants to have:

  • a second class degree or above, or equivalent, in creative writing, English literature, literature and language, drama or theatre studies or a similar subject; and/or
  • a demonstrable interest in creative writing.
  • You must also submit a 3,000-word sample of creative writing, a personal statement (1,000 words) plus references.

Work experience

Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. Contact the faculty office for further information.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Home and European Union 
  • MA part time £5,060
Overseas (not EU) 
  • MA part time £8,195

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Creative Writing Distance Learning
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Kingston University

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