Taught course

Creative Writing and Education

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Educational Studies
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

You will need to submit a portfolio of your creative or life writing when you apply. Your portfolio should include one item, or a combination of items, from the following list (up to a maximum of 6,000 words):

  • 1 or 2 short stories
  • 10-15 poems
  • 2 or 3 extracts from a novel
  • 2 or 3 extracts from non-fiction writing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

You might be a teacher who writes; a writer who works in education; a poet, a novelist or a short story writer. Whatever your background, this course will teach you more about the connections between creative writing and education.

Why study MA Creative Writing and Education at Goldsmiths?

  • You'll develop your writing skills across a variety of genres. This includes prose, life-writing, poetry, script writing and non-fiction.
  • You’ll gain an understanding of how creativity and education are linked, and develop the skills you need to become an effective educator, influencing the next generation of learners. The video above illustrates just one of the many projects the programme runs.
  • You’ll be taught by published creative writers and academics who are actively making a difference in the field of education.
  • We hope that you’ll leave us transformed. You’ll be encouraged to think independently, develop your social awareness and challenge the norms.
  • We have a number of partnerships with high profile creative and educational organisations including First Story, Apples and Snakes, the British Library, Ministry of Stories and the Poetry Society. Our students have previously taken part in performances, poetry and writing workshops, drama productions and creative research projects for these institutions as well as getting paid to work in schools, hospitals and charities. The course has developed some innovative work placement programmes with First Story and the Ministry of Stories, exclusive to Goldsmiths.

Fees and funding

UK students
Home/EU - full-time: £8640 Home/EU - part-time: £4320
International students
International - full-time: £15500

Find out more about postgraduate fees and explore funding opportunities. If you're applying for funding, you may be subject to an application deadline.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300