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Professional Creative Writing MA

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Coventry University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Learn about the professional writing opportunities you can have in the publishing, communication and media industries and how to turn your skills into a career with a Creative Writing master’s.

The MA in Professional Creative Writing studied either full-time or part-time enables you to develop your writing craft and hone your writing skills towards the real-world needs of the publishing, communication and media industries. The course covers traditional, contemporary and emerging forms of writing - from novel writing to the graphic novel and creative nonfiction; from playwriting to writing for television, screen and multimedia; from poetry to psychogeography and eco-writing; from crime writing to fantasy and horror.

Course information

The MA Professional Creative Writing has been so named as to emphasise the professional aspects of creative writing: it is designed to enhance employability and focus is directed towards the development of students into professional writers.

Career prospects

You will have input from professional writers teaching on the course, who include the novelist Amanda Smyth, the playwright Alan Pollock and the YA fiction writer Lauren James, along with specialists in the publishing and media industries and the opportunity to meet and network with working writers and writing organisations. We have guest lectures and network events with Writing West Midlands.

You will be able to write across a range of contemporary and emerging forms and genres, and you will leave with a portfolio of assessed work in industry-ready format.

Placements are not normally available on the 1 year MA; however, the Employment Placement Tutor would be able to assist you to apply for related part-time and volunteering work.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,600per year

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

University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Currently more than 13,000 international and EU students study across the university’s UK campuses. 17,000 more study in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement with an international dimension via the international experience scheme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 53 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    109 64%

    32nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    34th

    10

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