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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Reasons to study Creative Writing MA at DMU:

  • Specialist areas of study
  • provide an opportunity to develop advanced skills in your chosen genre, and to experiment with different forms of writing.
  • Specialist staff with international reputations
  • as published writers in areas ranging from poetry, fiction, memoir, script to graphic novels
  • Research and transferable skills
  • are developed through creative projects, practical training in writing for publication, professional and theoretical strands to the programme
  • Opportunities
  • to be an active member of Leicester Centre for Creative Writing and read and perform at the annual Cultural eXchanges and States of Independence festivals'
  • Preparation for further study
  • as the MA, with its focus on individual research, provides ideal preparation for progression to PhD
  • International opportunity
  • through DMU Global where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience

The Creative Writing MA is a practice led programme with taught modules and extended projects, giving students the chance to develop their writing in chosen areas, or experiment with new forms and genres. Students will follow craft and writing industry focused modules, and have the chance to explore a variety of forms and genres as well as conduct exploratory writing exercises.

There are modules in research skills for writers, which help students shape and grow their projects and give them a theoretical basis to discuss and conceptualise their own work. Towards the end of the course, students carry out an extended piece of creative work independently, with tutor guidance and feedback.

The course is ideal for students wishing to enrich or expand their current creative practice, but also a very thorough preparation for those who wish to go on to a PhD in Creative Writing. For part time students, we offer different attendance patterns in the afternoon or evening throughout the course, to make it easier to fit your learning around work and other commitments.

Teaching and assessments

This taught MA will strengthen your existing writing practice, grant space to larger projects you want to pursue, and push your work into new areas through modules organized thematically and conceptually. Our craft modules allow students to pursue their own established interests but also experiment with new areas of writing. There are two modules anchored in research: one which focuses on writerly craft and Hemingway’s ‘iceberg’ concept, and one that concerns itself more with ideas, theory and poetics. This enables students to contextualize and discuss their own practice, and preparing them for potential work at PhD level. Our Writing Ecosystems modules are professionally and industry focused. For your final dissertation module, you set your own agenda, and work independently on an extended project in consultation with a guiding supervisor.

Graduate careers

Students can undertake careers in a range of areas, including events management, teaching and further research including PhD ey may also find publication or production opportunities for their writing, or may also choose to publish, crowdfund or perform their work independently. Many writers create their own portfolio career, with activities and self-employment in a number of areas.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,100per year

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

University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 53 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    113 66%

    26th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    38th

    12

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