Why study the Novel Writing MA at Middlesex University?
Our practical and contemporary approach to novel writing ensures you are able to hone your writing skills and develop your book while also identifying gaps in the market and how to approach agents and publishers.
Through our online campus you can access the support of our experts, while interacting with others on the course, at a time to suit you, and you can choose to complete the course in one year (full-time) or over two or three years (part-time) starting in October. From idea generation, to developing character and plot, to pitching your novel to publishers, this MA equips you to master your novel.
- The teaching team are all experienced creative writing lecturers as well as being novelists, including novelist and TV director/producer Dr Adam Lively; Dr Lorna Gibb, biographer and novelist, and Dr Josie Barnard, BBC radio journalist and novelist.
- You’ll be learning with state-of-the-art distance learning tools and 24-hour web support through our innovative online platform
- Creative writing at Middlesex has strong links with the publishing industry, including hosting the annual North London Literary Festival, which recently enjoyed a keynote speech from poet laureate Carol-Anne Duffy and novelist David Nicholls.
- As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module
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- Writing as a Novelist
- Reading as a Novelist
- Research for Fiction
- Developing the Novel
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We recommend applying as early as possible for your chosen postgraduate course to ensure you are granted a place .
DisciplinesCreative Writing View 24 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
- We normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification (a writer has to have something to write about!)
- We will also accept individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience
- Those without formal qualifications will need to demonstrate relevant writing experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
- All applicants are required to submit 2,000 words of recently written work as part of their application. It is likely to be creative writing in prose form, e.g. an excerpt from a short story or novel, or it could be an essay or piece of creative non-fiction.
- Applicants will then be required to attend a short on-line or telephone interview.
International5500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA5500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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.
Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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