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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:

The MA in Creative Writing degree is designed for ambitious, committed writers who want to hone and develop their writing practice and develop their creative, critical, and professional writing skills in preparation for a career in the creative industries.

The programme explores three main forms of writing: fiction, poetry, and fiction for young readers. You will tailor your degree by selecting modules that align with your interests, with options that include the short story, the novel, lyric and alternative poetry, visual narratives, and fiction for young adults.

Whether you have previously studied creative writing or have an entirely different background, if you are returning to education after a break or continuing straight from an undergraduate degree, you will be supported to develop your personal writing style. On this programme you will discover how to make your writing more effective, break bad habits and learn how to assess your work professionally. You will graduate with the skills required for professional practice in the creative writing industries and with an understanding of the necessary marketing skills.

We will prepare you for your career after you graduate, whether it is as a published writer, working in the professional arts sector, or continuing in academia. We regularly invite writers, who have previously included Emma Donoghue and Kazuo Ishiguru, to give guest lectures and workshops. You will be encouraged to make the most of Roehampton’s connections with the literary world and make professional contacts with publishers and agents. You will also have opportunities to give readings of your work at soirees and participate in local literary festivals such as Wimbledon Bookfest and Barnes Children’s Literature Festival.

Career Options

Alongside writing for publication, graduates of this programme may pursue careers in journalism, copywriting, and arts management. You will also achieve PGDip award in this course.

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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