Taught course

Travel and Nature Writing

Bath Spa University · School of Humanities and Cultural Industries

Entry requirements

A first degree, a formal application, samples of travel and/or nature writing and interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Arts in Travel and Nature Writing is designed for writers seeking advanced skills in the growing field of creative non-fiction inspired by the natural world and contemporary journeying. The course focuses on the application of writing skills to match the requirements of the travel and nature writing sector. To this end, students will learn from engagement, encounter, workshop, tuition and mentoring; they will develop their professional practice and produce a portfolio of work to help establish their careers in this highly competitive field.

This is a low residency course over three semesters. It will consist of three week-long residential sessions, meeting visiting writers and industry specialists; distance learning modules designed to familiarise participants with the standards, interests and publishing requirements of the sector; one-to-one tutorials and mentoring providing the opportunity to turn experience into well-crafted writing of publication standard.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


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

Course contact details

Dr Paul Evans
+44 (0)1225 876203