About Creative Writing at University of Limerick
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.
Recent graduates of our Creative Writing MA have been published nationally and internationally and have won or been short-listed for major literary prizes, including the prestigious Hennessy New Writer of the Year Award, the RTE Francis McManus Award, the Listowel Writers’ Week Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award, the Arts Council Next Generation Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Award
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.
DisciplinesLanguages Creative Writing Literature View 42 other Masters in Literature in Ireland
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.
International16500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA7000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU: 3,790 EUR
- NON-EU: 8,875 EUR
Living costs for Limerick
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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