This one-year Creative Writing programme at University of Limerick enables students to develop their skills in creative writing through careful consideration of the work of established writers; through study of the elements of a piece of creative writing; through assignments that enable students to master strategies for revision of their work; and through an understanding of the requirements of the submission and publication process. Through coursework students consider the role of plot, characterization, dialogue, and point-of-view in crafting compelling fiction and drama.
Students experience teaching-visits from leading contemporary authors. Our Creative Writing students experience teaching-visits, seminars and readings from outstanding contemporary authors. Recent visitors have included Colum McCann, Claire Keegan, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Colin Barrett, Sara Baume and Pulitzer prize winner Richard Ford.
Students gain practical experience through working on our literary journal The Ogham Stone and in the preparation of their dissertation portfolios. Ireland was the homeland of some of the twentieth century's most accomplished writers, and the city of Limerick has a rich history in creative writing, memorialized in the Frank McCourt museum, and celebrated annually with several literary festivals - the Limerick Literary Weekend; the Eigse Michael Hartnett Poetry Arts and Literary Festival; and Cuisle, the Limerick International Poetry Festival.
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- Applied Writing and Editing Skills
- Creative Writing
- Project Development for Creative Writers
- Literary Modernism
- Gender & Sexuality in Irish Writing Literature
- Literature, Film & Human Rights
- Literature of Migration
- Comparative Literature: Cultural Constructions of the Past
- Principals of Professional and Technical Communication and Information Design
- Elements of Narrative and Drama
- Creative Writing II
- Individual Writing Project
- Issues in Modern & Contemporary Poetry
- Politics & American Literature
- Post-Colonial Theory & Literature
- Feminist Literary Theory
- Textual Constructions of Cultural Identity
- Utopian Theory & Texts
- Workplace Issues in Technical and Professional Communication
- Dissertation portfolio 15,000 words of creative writing
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning or experience that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. This might include creative work in writing or the arts.
- Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.
International12884 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12884 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA5912 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5912 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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