Taught course

Writing

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · School of Media, Critical and Creative Arts
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (classification: 2:1 or above) in English, Writing or a cognate subject. Other academic qualifications, for example: A Levels, BTEC, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, will also be considered. Applicants who demonstrate professional skills and evidence of achievement in a related area: film and video production, publishing, journalism, radio, theatre, and creative writing, will also be considered. We place particular emphasis on both the portfolio and the interview. The above requirements may be waived if a portfolio shows promise. All prospective students will be required to complete an application form, which includes a one-page statement explaining their reasons for applying, and to submit a portfolio of 20 pages of screen, stage and/or radio play(s), or 3,000 words of fiction, or 100-150 lines of poetry, or an equivalent combination of these genres.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore your own original ideas in a specialist environment of feedback and critique from academics, novelists, playwrights and poets. Housed within The Liverpool Screen School you will produce a body of creative work and gain an in-depth knowledge of your craft.

  • Course runs on a biannual basis - next intake 2017
  • Masters degree available to study part time (two years)
  • Learn from practising and published writers
  • Study on a unique programme providing training in e-publishing and detailed peer critique workshops
  • Strong links with Curtis Brown, Blake Friedman, The Society of Authors, the Royal Literary Fund, NAWE, Hodder and Stoughton, Parthian, Salt, Everyman Theatre, Byte the Book, Tindall Street, BBC Radio, Comma Press and Faber & Faber
  • Taught in the £38million Redmonds Building in the heart of Liverpool city centre

The part-time MA Writing programme is ideal if you want to develop your writing talent with tutors who are practicing and published writers.

The programme explores the process of writing from first inspiration to final draft and publication and reflects the need for writers to keep up-to-date with rapid advances in the new technologies of contemporary publishing. You will benefit from the close study of writerly techniques and strategies, develop your work to a professional standard and gain access to professional practitioners, such as visiting novelists, poets and screenwriters as well as editors, agents and publishers. In this way your work will be able to thrive in the wider world.

Examiners attest to the programme’s national standing, scrupulous assessments and high quality of teaching and student work. In the national 2014 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), the programme rated 100% satisfaction for most aspects of the course.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at APSadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 5175

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work80

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090