Creative Writing by Independent Project MA - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

This course offers a unique opportunity for students to pursue an independent writing project in their chosen literary form. Their development as writers is supported by a specialist tutor, who facilitates a combination of weekly workshops (large and small) and personal supervision.

This course will suit the kind of student who has a strong and developed idea for their writing, and who would like personalised support in a small, select group of writers. This course prepares students keen to develop to PhD level, and there is an opportunity to take part in the Creative Writing PhD research as practice collaborative study days.

Students will also complete the Research Methods and Professional Practice modules across the first two terms of their course alongside students enrolled on the MA in Creative Writing (modular).

The course consists of group workshops and one-to-one tutorials. Then as part of the Professional Practice modules, a number of professional writers visit the course throughout the academic year, culminating in the Lancaster Words Festival, giving talks in their specialist genres, hosting workshops to stimulate new work or providing insight and advice in areas of prose fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and other literary forms.

Students develop an independent project up to 30,000 words, and a reflective essay up to 5,000 words.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This course offers a unique opportunity for students to pursue an independent writing project in their chosen literary form. Their development as writers is supported by a specialist tutor, who facilitates a combination of weekly workshops (large and small) and personal supervision.

    This course will suit the kind of student who has a strong and developed idea for their writing, and who would like personalised support in a small, select group of writers. This course prepares students keen to develop to PhD level, and there is an opportunity to take part in the Creative Writing PhD research as practice collaborative study days.

    Students will also complete the Research Methods and Professional Practice modules across the first two terms of their course alongside students enrolled on the MA in Creative Writing (modular).

    The course consists of group workshops and one-to-one tutorials. Then as part of the Professional Practice modules, a number of professional writers visit the course throughout the academic year, culminating in the Lancaster Words Festival, giving talks in their specialist genres, hosting workshops to stimulate new work or providing insight and advice in areas of prose fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and other literary forms.

    Students develop an independent project up to 30,000 words, and a reflective essay up to 5,000 words.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

      Core

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Entry requirements: 

    An Honours degree (UK) or equivalent in any subject.

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/

     

    We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.

     

    Additional Requirements

     

    As part of your application you will also need to provide

     

    • A portfolio of original writing (no more than 12 poems or 20 pages of prose/scriptwriting) showing potential for publication.

    • An outline (approximately 300-400 words) of your proposed project, which is the single point of assessment and is submitted at the end of the course.  This could be a collection of short stories, poems, a script, extracts from a longer fiction, creative non-fiction, or life writing piece.

     

    IELTS: Overall IELTS of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element.

    If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

    Pre-sessional English language programmes available:

    10 Week – Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 6.0

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/pre-sessional-english-language/postgraduate-students/

    4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/study/summer-schools/english-for-academic-purposes/

    Assessment: Combination of dissertation/portfolio and research methodology portfolio.

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

     
  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

       
    UK/EU £8,500  
    Overseas £17,500  

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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