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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Chichester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The MA in Creative Writing is focussed on writing as a craft. It is designed to give students a structure within which they can develop their writing, experimenting with the wide range of possibilities available to the contemporary writer. It is possible to write prose fiction (the novel or short story), poetry, creative non-fiction (biography, autobiography, memoir, travel), film scripts or drama for the stage or radio. You may want to work on one project such as a novel, throughout the course. Or you may wish to explore different genres. The course allows for both options.

Our MA Creative writing students 'read as writers', explore their reading in group discussions and engage in writing exercises designed to enlarge and stimulate their practice. However, the MA is not a literary critical MA: the approach to reading is one of looking at the craft of writing.

In the intensive MA workshops, students share work, learn to write to deadlines, learn how to redraft, polish, edit imaginatively and find the creative thread which, when followed, reveals how their own writing will achieve its optimum level. We believe in creating a community of writers who can support and learn from one another.

All written assignments are accompanied by the writing of a commentary on the process; the commentary speeds and makes explicit a writer's discoveries, and so aids future practice.

Assessment is by a portfolio of creative work with a short accompanying commentary, comprising 6000 words for each module.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,950per year

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University information

University of Chichester

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE, England

A dedicated full-time International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) supports students throughout their study at the University of Chichester.
A pre-master’s programme is available for those who need additional language or academic skills support before starting master's-level study.
Individual language-focused tutorial support available to all students for whom English is not a first or main working language.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 53 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    113 66%

    26th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    33rd

    8

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