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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Brunel University London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our Creative Writing MA degree is designed to equip you with a broad range of advanced creative writing skills and academic accreditation for your creative work.

Teaching is delivered by some of the most talented and original wordsmiths working today. Between them,they’ve published over 100 books, produced countless scripts for TV, radio and film, and won umpteen e team includes author and journalist Will Self and renowned performance poet, writer and broadcaster Benjamin Zephaniah. As well as the stand-alone ‘general’ programme, we’ve added four new dynamic pathways to the course so you can choose your preferred specialism and focus your learning across key forms of contemporary creative writing.

General: Build an advanced knowledge on the current theory and practice of writing in the community and develop an understanding of the role of the writer in arts initiatives and creative industries.
The Novel: Gain a deeper insight into the structure of a novel and develop the techniques to critically assess a variety of novel forms and genres at a professional industry level.
Poetry: Learn how to employ language innovatively to create new poetry and create a sustained body of work that showcases a range of technical approaches.
Publishing: Develop your knowledge of the publishing industry its history and processes, while gaining an understanding of the relationship between author, agent, editor and the key roles at a publishing house.
Screenwriting: Take your ideas from the page to the screen by building an advanced knowledge of the production and reception of different genres of screenwriting.

You have the advantage of Brunel’s close location to London, the literary capital of the UK. You’ll benefit from trips to the British Library, Shakespeare’s Globe and West End theatres. You'll also get to hear from guest lectures covering different aspects of creative writing. Industry expert speakers include book publishers, screenwriters, poets and broadcasters.

Careers and your future

A creative writing degree from Brunel will prepare you for a professional creative writing career. Our graduates are working in journalism, publishing, advertising, television, radio and the internet.

Many have gone on to have their novels and poetry collections published including: Alarum (Wayne Holloway Smith); Sky Pirates (Liesel Shwartz) and Dream on Amber (Emma Shevah).

Our academics are well established in industry, have won many awards and honours and written for major national newspapers and magazines across the country. Their experience, contacts and knowledge of the literary industry can go a long way to putting you on the right track to success as a graduate.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,355per year

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

University information

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Brunel University London

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 53 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    128 75%

    12th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.51 90%

    5th

    40

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