|Study location||United Kingdom, Winchester|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£11,200 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
a first or second-class Honours degree
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Writing
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Applicant is required to submit a creative writing (commitment to contemporary children’s fiction and some skill/potential in writing for that audience)
This well-established programme strongly encourages students to develop new creative work, to give and receive feedback in weekly workshops and to experiment with new forms, audiences and voices. Students discuss a range of work by established writers and consider the theoretical, social and cultural contexts of contemporary writing for children and young adults.
All students must complete five modules including Fiction for Children and The Publishing Project and, as an alternative, students may choose one module from MA Creative and Critical Writing, which includes modules on writing poetry and scripts.
The Publishing Project is a module in which all students develop a personal writing project to the point of submission for publication, for example the development of a publishing proposal, initial chapters and letter to agent/publisher. Guest agents, editors and writers provide specific insights while the production and publication of a group anthology, Litmus, helps develop editing skills.
After completion of taught modules, students undertake their independent study with tailored supervisory support leading to the dissertation – usually an extended piece or pieces of fiction for children.
Fiction for Children
Writer as Researcher
The Publishing Project
Independent Study Preparation
Plus one of the following optional modules:
Writing Non-fiction for Children
Many graduates have gone on to become published writers – some award-winning. Others have careers in teaching, storytelling, publishing and the arts.