Taught course

Creative Writing

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

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Months of entry

September

Course content

Develop your portfolio of writing in our prestigious programme designed for emerging and more experienced writers.

Designed for improving writers with previous experience of the writer’s craft, this one-year full-time course will extend your knowledge and understanding of the practice of creative writing.

Developing your creative writing abilities and ideas beyond your first degree, you will attend workshops, produce two extended portfolios of creative writing in your chosen genre(s), and attend classes in various topics in creative writing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in teaching creative writing, or further your knowledge of other areas of creative practice or English Literature by choosing from a selection of research-led modules taught by specialists in the field.

A series of complementary modules stresses an integrated and cohesive experience of developing your craft and writing skills; at the same time, you will have the opportunity to engage with the writing industry, liaise with creative professionals, and showcase your work.

You will master the ability to independently produce literary works of sophistication and skill, and to participate in writers’ workshops. You will also develop your knowledge and skills in the writing of one or more literary genre(s), the processes of editing and revision, and either the teaching of creative writing, or other areas of creative practice or English Literature.

Distinctive features

  • Taught by experts: Our teaching staff is made up of professional writers and leading researchers;
  • Hone your craft: Showcase events and Open Mic nights allow you to share your writing with an audience;
  • Learn outside the classroom: The opportunity to attend a writing retreat with your peers and course tutors;
  • Network with professionals: A creative industries symposium, featuring panels with agents, editors, and publishers, as well as a Visiting Writer series

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084