Taught course

Travel and Nature Writing

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

Entry requirements

Ideally you should have a first degree (e.g. BA/BSc), but this is not compulsory, depending on your other experience. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

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? Then this course is for you.

The course 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. We aim to give you an understanding of issues and approaches to the representations of peoples, other species, habitats, places, cultures and environments in various kinds of writing. You’ll graduate with the ability to apply what you’ve learnt to your own professional practice.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The course is designed to introduce students to the workings of various travel and nature writing publishing opportunities and prepare them for the submission of their own work. It will also equip them with the practical and business skills to operate as freelance writers.

Information for international students

For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,400
International students
£14,400

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
distance learning
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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