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MA Creative Writing and Publishing

Bournemouth University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Talbot Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-JAN-22

  • Duration

    17 months

Course summary

This forward-thinking and industry-relevant MA offers creative writers the opportunity to not only develop advanced writing skills, but also a solid understanding of the different ways in which writers can now engage with the publishing industry. As a graduate of this course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to take your writing into the commercial marketplace in both print and digital formats.

You’ll develop creative writing across a variety of forms, with a focus on transmedia storytelling and the skills to independently publish your work as a publisher; learning and applying skills in editing, PR and marketing (including digital marketing), design, production, and budgeting.

Analyse the cultural and critical influences on the writer and publishing industry, as well as your own practice
Learn the skills to be able to write creatively and effectively, to a publishable standard, for a variety of different audiences and media
Hone your skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to further research at doctoral level if desired
Work on real-life publishing projects with BU’s own publishing press, Fresher Publishing
Engage with the BU’s annual international creative writing competitions: The Fresher Writing Prize for emerging voices in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, and the New Media Writing Prize for stories that integrate a variety of formats, platforms and digital media
Learn from experienced writers and practitioners who have also acquired Master’s degrees and/or doctorates in Creative Writing or English themselves, and thus are proven in their ability to teach, encourage and support you as you develop your work to Master’s and, hopefully, publishable quality
Benefit from prestigious guest tutors from the world of writing and publishing.

Careers: On this course you will learn the advanced craft of creative writing plus the business and practice of publishing. You will also analyse cultural and critical influences on the writer and the industry. Learned skills will be put into practice in group publishing projects for the university’s own publishing press, Fresher Publishing.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 97 3

    40th out of 53 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    121 60%

    42nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    67th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    119 70%

    20th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    30 30%

    39th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    43rd

    1

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