Creative Writing (DL) programme offered at Lancaster Universityr is entirely student-centred and tutorials involve the close critiquing of creative work. We respond to individual needs through the allocation of a personal tutor who will be an expert in your chosen genre. Online conferences enable tutor and peer response within a smaller group of five students.
The course runs on MOODLE, the University's virtual learning environment, and consists of personal tutorials and online conferences. The course begins with a preliminary tutorial in which students introduce themselves and their ideas for an MA writing project. This initial outline forms a flexible framework for their work on the course. The virtual learning environment also provides research training modules and a cybercafé where students can meet and communicate informally.
In each term students submit work for two one-one-one tutorials and a group online conference. Over the course of two years you will participate in 12 personal tutorials and six online conferences, which are designed to stimulate creative work and new critical perspectives. Each creative assignment is accompanied by a commentary, which discusses any difficulties or issues you have encountered, helping to focus your tutor’s response.
Students receive detailed written critiques from their tutor, engaging with both the assignment commentary and the creative work itself. The student’s reflective writing in the final MA portfolio is informed by these exchanges as well as their progress through the research training modules.
After the end of the Summer Term of the first year of the course, a five-day Summer School is held on the Lancaster University campus. This consists of workshops, readings and visits by agents, publishers and writers. This is an opportunity to meet with fellow students in a convivial way. Personal tutorials are also held to review progress. Recent visitors to the Summer School have included Peter Samson (The North/Smith Doorstop), Jim Hinks (Comma Press) and Sallyanne Sweeney (Mulcahy Associates).
More informationVisit official programme website
- Approaching the Novel
- Seeing Things: Visualising Poetry
- Literature and Location: Space and Place in Creative Non Fiction
- Flash Fictions
- The Contemporary Short Story: Expanding the Form
- Writing Poetry Today
- The 21st Century Writer
- Writing Radio Drama
- Psychogeographical Investigations: Myth and Place
- New Media and Experimental Writing
- The Personal Essay
- 24 months
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DisciplinesCreative Writing View 26 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
- Entry requirements: Portfolio of original writing and undergraduate degree
- Assessment: Portfolio of creative work plus a piece of self-critical reflective writing
International9380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9380 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA5710 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5710 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
- UK/EU: £4,750
- Overseas: £8,780
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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