Creative Writing MA

York St John University

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    6 (Creative Writing)
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    / 4.00
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    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Arts

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Course Summary

We offer a range of fascinating and stimulating courses in which to develop and extend your creative practice, including exciting modules in Critical Introduction to Creative Writing; Writing & the Environment; Writing the Voice; Genre; Innovation & Experimentation; Facilitation, Collaboration & Community; and Publication & Dissemination. You can engage with a number of employability skills, work on a publication, and develop your own final project where you work on a longer portfolio in-depth, supervised by a member of our specialist team. We have a dedicated Creative Writing staff of published, award-winning writers working in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and scriptwriting all here to support you.

As a student of the course you will gain:

  • Enhanced and developed strategies for creative practice
  • An introduction to a number of contemporary creative texts in a range of forms (prose/script/poetry) with the tools to analyse and discuss those texts.
  • Critical skills in relation to both the reading and generation of new creative texts
  • Critical awareness of the contexts for the production of creative texts (political, psychological, environmental)
  • A sense of belonging to a writing community through the York Centre for Writing
  • Opportunity to meet agents, publishers, editors and published authors
  • Opportunity to engage in writing retreats in regional settings.

Tuition Fees

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£6,500 per year

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About this University

York St John University supports students to embrace new opportunities and take on the world's challenges, through tailored learning built around their interests and ideas. Changing lives through education since 1841, its campus is just a stone's throw from York city walls, blending Victorian architecture with contemporary facilities. Students have all they need to push the boundaries of what's possible and achieve their aspirations.


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