Taught course

English (Creative Writing)

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of English
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

MA: a good 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants with a strong track record of publication, production, prize-winning or relevant professional experience.

PGDip: normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. In certain circumstances, students may be admitted on the strength of their writing alone. All applicants are required to submit a sample of original written work to assess their suitability for this programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in English (Creative Writing) focuses on prose fiction and scriptwriting; applicants interested in writing poetry are referred to the MA in Poetry: Creativity and Criticism. The programme is designed to equip students to use their literary talents to the best of their ability, encourage development as independent writers and self-reflective lifelong learners, and provide them with a broad understanding of the literary marketplace and of the commercial aspects of literary production.

Information for international students

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Creative work100
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Dr Darran McCann
Email
darran.mccann@qub.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9097 5103