12 months
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15800 GBP/year
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About

The Creative Writing course at Bangor University offers a range of opportunities for postgraduate study in a dynamic critical and creative environment. Bangor University has significant experience in this discipline and a flourishing postgraduate community.

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Overview

A course in creative writing may be the first step towards a writing career, or a chance for more experienced writers to develop their work from a new perspective. 

Our MA in Creative Writing is taught by staff who are both published writers and practising academics thoroughly experienced in the challenges of university research. 

 Careers and Employability

An MA in Creative Writing may lead to a career as a novelist, poet or playwright. Planning and developing a substantial writing project is a good preparation for future funded or commissioned writing, as well as for an academic career in practice-based research. 

This Creative Writing course at Bangor University  also offers a range of skills that can be applied in other contexts, for example editing, publishing, journalism and arts administration. 

The ability to use language fluently and persuasively is essential for success in almost any field, and the flexibility of working across genres in this course offers an excellent grounding in creative language use.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Creative Writing: Poetry 
  • Creative Writing: Prose 
  • Introduction to Literary Theory, Scholarship and Research
  • Advanced Writing Portfolio 
  • Open Essay/Portfolio
  • Transcreative Writing

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2(i) Honours degree in a relevant field (please contact us if you are not sure if your degree is relevant) and demonstrated interest in creative writing. Potential students are invited to submit a short sample of their work with their application.
  • International students whose first language is not English: An IELTS score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0 is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

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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