Taught course

Creative Writing Distance Learning

Institution
Kingston University · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • a second class degree or above, or equivalent, in creative writing, English literature, literature and language, drama or theatre studies or a similar subject; and/or
  • a demonstrable interest in creative writing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Creative Writing (Distance Learning) at Kingston University provides the opportunity to work with a wide range of well-established and award-winning writers in the most dynamic writing environment in the UK without having to relocate or give up your current job.

Developed to complement the University's growing and acclaimed suite of courses in creative writing, the course allows you to complete your credits through distance learning. Taught in our virtual forums and classrooms, modules can be accessed at a time of the week to suit your schedule.

The non-compulsory campus days in mid-October and early January give you a chance to visit the campus and attend a relevant lecture, as well as to meet fellow workshop students. Those travelling longer distances who wish to stay longer and explore the cultural opportunities that London offers, or simply to write, are also welcome to attend events taking place on campus for the rest of the week by colleagues, writers in residence, students and guests.

What will you study

The Creative Writing Low Residency MA follows the same course structure as the successful and popular Creative Writing MA.

Full-time students take two 30-credit modules in semester 1, combining the first residency module with a Writers' Workshop module. In semester 2, they will take two more 30-credit modules, this time following their choice of a Special Study workshop with their second residency module in June. During this time they will complete work on structure and style begun online during the semester, while participating in general workshops and reading sessions and tutorials with their assigned dissertation supervisor.

Students may then choose to complete a 15,000-word 60-credit dissertation accompanied by a 3,000-word critical review. They will begin to plan this as part of the June residency and will receive one-to-one supervision as they work towards a September completion.

Instruction during the residency periods will combine small group workshops and reading classes along with readings by colleagues, writers-in-residence, students and guests. Modules delivered by distance learning will be organised with staff student ratios of 8:1 at the most and will include individual tutorials. Students will be able to access supporting materials, including streamed lectures and readings held at or sponsored by the University.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Core modules

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all other elements. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/creative-writing-distance-learning-ma/fees-and-funding.html for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 544972/+44 (0)20 3308 9929