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Creative Writing and Publishing MA

Kingston University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Penrhyn Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

Kingston University is ranked No 1 in London for journalism, publishing and public relations (Guardian University Guide league tables 2020). With very few budding writers making a living from writing alone, this course offers creative writers the chance to learn not only the craft of writing, but also current trends in publishing from world-renowned professionals. It offers the opportunity to develop a creative writing portfolio at the same time as getting to grips with how the publishing process works. You'll benefit from teaching staff who have practical experience of working in publishing and/or creative writing industries, attend a series of master classes across the disciplines and work on live projects for Kingston University Press. We have exceptional links with major publishers, such as Hachette Penguin Random House, Bloomsbury and Macmillan; and you will have the opportunity to enter your work into competitions sponsored by The Bookseller magazine and Faber and Faber. There are also opportunities to work on live projects for Kingston University Press.

What you will study

The creative writing element of this course is workshop-led and, in the second semester, you will be given the opportunity to specialise in the genre of your choice, be it poetry, drama or children's fiction. The publishing element focuses on marketing-led commercial and trade publishing, and the modules you study will help you to understand the structure of the industry and the core skills required to enter.

Teaching and assessment

You'll be taught and assessed through essays, reports, presentations, briefs, research projects, and portfolios.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    79th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 97 8

    16th out of 55 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    101 48%

    89th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    13th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    65th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    126 60%

    15th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    12th

    1

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