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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Falmouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Develop the skills to forge a successful career in business, publishing, media communications and the arts. You’ll learn to write fiction, magazine features and marketing copy for a range of competitive and fast-moving industries.

Introduction

Immerse yourself in the literary world as part of a lively community of fellow writers and visiting speakers. Learning from working industry professionals, you’ll develop skills like genre writing, narrative structure, research and self-promotion. You’ll also learn to create compelling narratives and voices, then apply these techniques to your specialism. Graduating with a portfolio and an accomplished working style, you’ll emerge primed to tackle the industry head-on.

What our graduates do

Our graduates have become published authors, and taken on roles like deputy editor, full-time playwright, psychologist, feature writer and entertainment journalist.

What you'll learn

On top of their regular learning, our students have placed work in local and national publications, and secured placements and ongoing work with leading publishers, media organisations, copywriting agencies, magazines and newspapers.

How you'll learn

This 45-week course covers 3 study blocks and brings together seminars, lectures, real-world briefs, practical workshops and your own self-managed work. You'll work individually and in teams - collaborating with other media professionals, developing your own projects and business ideas, and giving and receiving feedback.

Assessment methods

  • Formal assessment and feedback at the end of each module.
  • Final assessment is largely based on your extended creative project, which is accompanied by a contextual essay.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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University information

Falmouth University

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    Falmouth University, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly, TR11 4RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 97 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    117 58%

    48th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    74th

    15

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