Taught course

Creative Writing

Institution
University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Cultural Studies
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants may have achieved a 2:1 degree in Creative Writing or a cognate discipline (those with a 2:2 may be considered for entry to a Postgraduate Diploma in the first instance). Other applicants without a first degree but with a level of experience are also encouraged to apply. In all cases a writing sample and interview will form the major part of the application process.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MA in Creative Writing is designed for committed writers who wish to expand their range and complete significant pieces of publishable work. The overall aim of the programme is to equip students with the ability to hone their writing skills and to develop areas of creativity at an advanced level, while the practical benefits offered by the module will enable students to pursue careers as professional writers, editors and publishers A focus on the ability to communicate clearly through precise language prepares students for a range of careers, from writing-based advertising or journalism, to related professions such as publicity or arts administration.

Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to develop your writing across a range of fields, expanding your repertoire by trying unfamiliar modes and genres.

The MA has responded to the explosion of online publishing by supporting students in publication and promotion. The course is delivered by a mixture of professional writers and academics who prepare you for the realities of a hugely competitive market. You will learn how to prepare manuscripts, to approach publishers, and, increasingly important, to market yourself.

The School and the University support a number of reading and social events in which students are encouraged to participate. We also support the student-led design, production, publication and promotion of the well-received online journal The Lampeter Review. As a result of this activity several former students now work in publishing and we are proud of our excellent track record of student publishing success

Modules:

  • Approaches to Creative Writing: Form, Theory and Practice
  • Writing Workshop: Research and Writing
  • Writing Workshop: Writing and Context
  • The Writers World
  • Creative Writing Project (Dissertation)

Information for international students

The University welcomes applications from international students and values their contribution to academic and cultural life. The University has an excellent reputation for the pastoral care of international students

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Creative work30
Dissertation70 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Dr Jeni Williams
Email
j.m.williams@uwtsd.ac.uk