Taught course

Writing Poetry

Institution
Newcastle University · School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject. Along with your application you will need to submit a portfolio of up to ten poems. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Writing Poetry MA will develop your creative ability through practice, discussion and revision. You'll work with established poets and writers to refine your work. You'll also consider the processes of writing and develop advanced editing skills.

About this course

Our Writing Poetry MA is for those who want to put poetry at the centre of their creative practice. You will receive expert tuition from nationally and internationally renowned poets. Your own writing practice, and developing your own poems, is at the heart of the course.

You can choose to study either in Newcastle or London. All classes are in the evening if studying at Newcastle and during the day in London. Newcastle University leads the North East cohort. The London course is run in collaboration with The Poetry School.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 10 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
23 months

Course contact details

Name
Melanie Birch
Email
pg.english@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7619