Taught course

Creative and Life Writing

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · English and Comparative Literature
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant subject, and submit a portfolio of your creative or life writing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is designed to meet the needs of committed writers who are interested in exploring and exploiting their own possibilities as writers, and in critically examining their own writing. It is unique in combining creative and life writing in a stimulating and enriching programme. We examine relevant literary and cultural theory as well as the politics and practicalities of language and writing from the point of view of the writer.

Practitioner-led, the programme offers you the opportunity to work with a range of published writers who visit the College to give readings and lead workshops. Visiting writers have included Kazuo Ishiguro, Jackie Kay, Aminatta Forna, Ian Jack and Tobias Hill. We also expect to draw fully upon London's rich tradition as a converging point for culturally diverse literary practices.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

Fees and funding

For information on College and departmental bursaries please contact the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work20
portfolio 20,000 words60

Course contact details

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