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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Work under the guidance of internationally acclaimed writers of fiction and poetry.
  • Graduate with a coherent and extensive body of creative work.
  • Hone your skills with a focus on writing, reinforced with sound criticism and editing.
  • Acquire the discipline and market awareness needed to create publishable work.
  • Join numerous acclaimed authors as an alumnus of a longstanding, well-regarded course.

This course takes your work, and your ambition, seriously. You'll focus on your own writing, under the guidance of acclaimed authors of fiction and poetry. You'll leave with a body of work you can be proud of.

How you learn

With a focus on the disciplined honing of your skills, this course is designed to help you become a publishable writer. You'll be assessed on writing projects frequently, with a culture of self-reflection and peer reviews. You'll take part in genre-specific creative workshops, benefit from one-to-one tutelage and take modules based around criticism and research acquiring the grounding that underpins great work.

You learn through

  • seminars and tutorials
  • frequent assessment, culminating in a major project
  • genre-specific creative workshops
  • masterclasses with writers, publishers, agents and other literary figures
  • presentations
  • editing sessions
  • critical, theoretical and research-based modules
  • one-to-one tutorials

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • writing fiction, poetry, children's writing and memoir
  • editing
  • teaching
  • further research
  • blog and online writing
  • copyediting, proofreading and ghost-writing
  • reviewing and criticism
  • copywriting.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460overall cost

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 53 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    110 65%

    31st

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    35 35%

    37th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    32nd

    17

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