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MACreative Writing

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £15,920 per year
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The Creative Writing MA course at Southampton is a lively and dynamic programme, allowing students to focus in four exciting areas of contemporary writing: international fiction, scriptwriting, poetry, and writing for children and young people.

English at Southampton is a forward-looking discipline with a long record of encouraging contemporary writing. Visiting writers often speak at postgraduate seminars, and several of the teaching staff are researchers in the contemporary field. The MA programme has close links to the Centre for Contemporary Writing, which runs conferences, readings, and other literary events. The programme offers the chance both to specialise in a particular area and to work in a friendly academic environment with other writers.

All MA students will attend the Creative Skills workshop, a weekly forum to discuss your writing. You will be also able to choose from three specialist fields of creative writing, and a wide range of course modules from the English MA.

Programme structure

This programme is divided into 180 credits. 105 credits are obtained from taught modules with the remaining 75 credits relating to the dissertation.

Career opportunities

The programme is designed to equip you with a range of practical and intellectual skills to enable you to be a better creative writer. Our programme is suitable for students who wish to develop their skills as a creative writer either for their own satisfaction or in order to pursue a career that involves writing, and also for those who wish to progress to doctorate-level creative writing. It is based around a core workshop and places special emphasis on learning from international writing and the new literatures in English, and on new developments in writing in the areas of performance and poetics.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 15, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States