Taught course

Travel and Nature Writing

Institution
Bath Spa University · School of Humanities and Cultural Industries
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

We’re looking for individuals with:

  • A real passion for either the natural world and/or places and people
  • A love of travel and/or nature writing
  • Above all, an urge to write and be published.

Ideally you should have a first degree (e.g. BA/BSc), but this is not compulsory, depending on your other experience.

Months of entry

October

Course content

  • Based on actual experiences in the field, including encounters with places, people and wildlife.
  • Provides context of the history, background and genres of travel and nature writing over time.
  • Focuses on getting your writing published across a wide range of media and outlets.

Do you enjoy writing about people, places and wildlife? Are you interested in environmental issues in Britain and around the world? Would you like to be published, and make a living as a travel or nature writer?

This travel writing and nature writing Master's focuses on learning to write from your own experience in the field. You’ll develop your writing skills and techniques, learn from established writers, and examine the history, context and genres of travel and nature writing.

By meeting practitioners – writers, editors, agents and publishers – you’ll gain a unique insight into the professional skills you require to get your writing published.

This low-residency course allows you to be based wherever you wish, so you can pursue your academic work while maintaining your current lifestyle. It can be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@bathspa.ac.uk
Phone
01225 876180