Taught course

Creative Writing

Institution
University of Bristol · Department of English
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Places are offered on the basis of a portfolio of writing and interview (which may be by telephone or Skype for international applicants). We are looking for writers with potential to soon begin publishing their work.

It is helpful, but not essential, for the applicant to have some idea of the project they hope to undertake during the course of the degree.

Evidence of prior study in the area, a long-standing writing practice, workshop experience, and extensive reading can also strengthen the application. However, the most essential element of the application is the writing itself.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Creative Writing at Bristol is designed for writers who would like to begin publishing their work. In warm, supportive workshops, you will be helped to improve your writing and in lectures and seminars you will increase your understanding of the industrial and critical contexts of contemporary literature.

The MA in Creative Writing at Bristol is industry-focused. You will be taught by experienced published writers. A special unit will introduce you to issues in contemporary publishing. Guest writers and experts from industry will speak, bringing up-to-date knowledge and expertise to the course. We also work closely with local competitions, writing groups and writing initiatives. You will also work with a professional writer one-on-one as your manuscript develops with ten allocated hours of supervision.

The MA in Creative Writing at Bristol is research-rich. Housed in the University's prestigious Department of English, you will be taught by groundbreaking researchers about contemporary critical issues in literature. You will be encouraged to read widely and books will be suggested for you by faculty. At the end of the course, you should be able to speak confidently and intelligently about your work and your reading.

The MA in Creative Writing at Bristol is accessible. Twilight teaching allows people with working or caring responsibilities to study - as do the part-time options. A strong writing portfolio will allow access without a first degree in a related subject - or indeed without a first degree. Times of classes will be announced well in advance, so that students can accommodate study in their busy lives.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries Team
Email
choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 394 1649