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Professional Writing, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Falmouth, United Kingdom
During the Professional Writing programme at Falmouth University, immerse yourself in the literary world as part of a lively community of fellow writers and visiting speakers. Learning from working industry professionals, you’ll develop skills like genre writing, narrative structure, research and self-promotion.
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Overview

Programme Overview

During the Professional Writing programme at Falmouth University, You’ll also learn to create compelling narratives and voices, then apply these techniques to your specialism. Graduating with a portfolio and an accomplished working style, you’ll emerge primed to tackle the industry head-on.

On top of their regular learning, our students have placed work in local and national publications, and secured placements and ongoing work with leading publishers, media organisations, copywriting agencies, magazines and newspapers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Story, Structure and Form
  • Professional Contexts
  • Inhabiting Narrative: Character, World and Genre
  • Business & Editorial Writing
  • Non-Fiction
  • Novel
  • Scriptwriting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

We welcome applications from those with relevant equivalent Level 6 qualifications, or relevant equivalent experience, and a demonstrable interest in the subject.

We’ll also welcome your application if you have formal or 'certified' learning (such as training courses not run by universities or colleges) and learning from work experience or self-study. This is called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), and should have been gained within the last five years, and be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications.

APL applicants using experience to apply should note there is a £200 application fee for entry with advanced standing or with exemption from specific modules or credit.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15996 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8496 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Falmouth

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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