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PGDip Creative Writing (online)

University of York

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Address the central role of language and meaning as you further your academic and creative development.

This flexible course explores a variety of interesting genres and major forms of prose, poetry and scriptwriting. Guided by a supportive tutor, you will strengthen your writing style and sharpen your critical prowess. You'll gain a wealth of technical and production convention knowledge and write convincingly in an array of literary forms.

Your learning will take place online alongside a lively global community. You'll have the option to attend bi-annual Writers' Weekends to reinforce your online relationships, collaborate on writing tasks and learn from practising writers, publishers and directors.

This qualification is ideal for writers of all levels. Knowledge sharing, constructive feedback and encouragement are central tenets of the course that create an inclusive learning atmosphere in which you can feel comfortable sharing your creative work.

Course content

The programme is structured to equip you with the practical skills to effectively apply scholarly and creative techniques to your own writing. Discovering new modes of expression and literary conventions, you will learn how to communicate complex arguments and transition imaginative concepts into literary realisation. Modules have built-in opportunities for independent study and reflective learning.

Careers and skills

This Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing is enriching to writers at various stages of their writing journeys. As a graduate, you will have a newfound confidence in your personal writing as well as an established variety of transferable skills and a rich literary knowledge of a variety of genres and written forms.

Throughout the programme, publishing, performance and writing opportunities are regularly communicated to supplement your awareness of, and involvement in, the literary arena. You will also learn about editing, marketing, publishing and self-promotion; attributes attractive to employers in the creative industry and highly valuable to students hoping to publish their work.

Tuition fees

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£ 3,040per 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 York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

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