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MA Creative Writing (Specialist Pathway)

University of Roehampton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Roehampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview:

In addition to our generalist MA in Creative Writing, we offer two MA programmes that allow you to focus on either fiction or fiction for young readers.

Pathway 1: MA Creative Writing Fiction

You will be taught how to write fiction of the highest professional calibre by examining two primary forms, the short story, and the novel, building a portfolio of fiction. The emphasis is on craft, technique, and practical guidance, and you will engage with a variety of storytelling tools and models. You will be introduced to a wide range of approaches in short and long form fiction enabling you to develop your writing practice as well as thinking about your own social and cultural experiences and identities.

Pathway 2: MA Creative Writing for Young Readers

You will focus on the practice and theory of writing fiction for children, engaging with both visual narratives and young adult narratives. You will explore the historical and theoretical debates in Children’s Literature, and the working methodologies of established practicing writers, enabling you to contextualise your own creative practice. You will be taught through seminars, one to one tutorials and workshops, where you will draft, develop, and critique your own and your peers’ work.

These two discipline-specific programmes allow you to focus on your chosen writing area and benefit from all the same opportunities offered on the MA Creative Writing. You will simply take fewer optional modules and undertake a longer dissertation.

Taught by published, working writers including internationally acclaimed novelists and editors, you will be supported to develop your personal writing style. You will discover how to make your writing more effective, how to break bad habits and how to assess your work professionally. You will graduate with the skills needed for professional writing practice, and with an understanding of the professional context in which these skills are marketed.

Career Options

Students go on to employment as professional writers or in media-related occupations such as journalists, archivists, librarians, editors, copywriters, and arts managers. Additionally, the programme provides essential preparation for advanced academic study of Creative Writing at PhD level or for teaching Creative Writing.

Application deadline

28 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,750per year

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

University information

University of Roehampton

  • University League Table

    79th

  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has a friendly international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
A range of pre-sessional English courses are offered, and dedicated support for international students throughout their studies

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 55 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    102 60%

    42nd

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    14th

    7

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