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MA Creative Writing Crime Fiction

University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of East Anglia UEA

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The Creative Writing programme at UEA was the first of its kind in the UK and is distinguished by the unrivalled success of its alumni, who include the 2017 Nobel Laureate, Kazuo Ishiguro, and his fellow Booker Prize-winners, Ian McEwan and Anne Enright.We introduced the first MA in 1970, the first PhD in 1987, and students now join us from all over the world.

The MA Crime Fiction builds on our world-leading expertise, presenting you with the unique opportunity to further your knowledge and skills within the crime/thriller genre. We have now embedded critical crime fiction and non-fiction modules across most levels of taught study within the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, and doctoral research and supervision in the area is also growing at UEA. Plus we’re a founding partner of Noirwich, Norwich’s annual crime writing festival, which takes place in September, coinciding with the September residential period.

The principal aim of the MA Crime Fiction is to help you develop a deeper understanding of the craft and context of producing crime writing, and have an enhanced critical awareness. By the end of the course you will have become more adept and more self-aware in your own practice and will have completed a draft of a full-length novel.

During the course you will become fully conversant with all aspects of being a professional writer, and will enjoy – like all UEA Creative Writing students – greatly enhanced prospects of publication on graduation. Our course builds on our extensive connections with publishers and agents.

ABOUT

Imagine writing a full-length novel under the guidance of award-winning crime writers and experienced creative writing tutors. All without relocating or giving up work.

UEA’s part-time, low-residency MA Creative Writing Crime Fiction gives you unique flexibility with a distance-learning course supported by residencies. You’ll take the course via a specially designed, highly inclusive online platform, with three two-day residential periods per year.

Our residencies have involved visits from literary agents and editors as well as professional writers such as Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Arne Dahl, Denise Mina, Mark Billingham and Julia Crouch.

By the end of the course you will have a draft of a full-length work, a stronger self-awareness as a writer and critic, and a greatly increased chance of publication.

CAREER DESTINATIONS

Novelist, Creative writing teacher, Literary agent or publisher, Journalist, Arts administrator and Public relations.

Application deadline

01-06-2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 4,800per year

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

University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 55 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    149 87%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    9th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    46th

    16

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