Creative Writing (Distance Learning) MA - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Part time 24 Month(s)

Course Overview

This international programme links students in the UK and overseas through virtual learning.

The programme is mediated by online tutorials and conferences. A cohort of 18–20 students exchange and critique writing in a range of literary forms. You will be allocated a personal tutor (an expert in your chosen genre), and our course site provides research training modules and a cybercafé where you can meet and communicate informally.

At the end of the Summer Term of your first year, a five day Summer School is held on campus, consisting of workshops, personal progress reviews, and visits by agents, publishers and writers.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This international programme links students in the UK and overseas through virtual learning.

    The programme is mediated by online tutorials and conferences. A cohort of 18–20 students exchange and critique writing in a range of literary forms. You will be allocated a personal tutor (an expert in your chosen genre), and our course site provides research training modules and a cybercafé where you can meet and communicate informally.

    At the end of the Summer Term of your first year, a five day Summer School is held on campus, consisting of workshops, personal progress reviews, and visits by agents, publishers and writers.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Duration: 24 months, part-time

    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

    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here:  http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/

    Assessment: Portfolio of creative work plus a piece of self-critical reflective writing

    Funding:

    Funding may be available, further information can be found here:

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/arts-and-social-sciences/study/postgraduate/funding/

    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-fees-and-funding/postgraduate-scholarships-&-bursaries/

      Further information: www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/english
  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

     Year 1Year 2
    UK/EU £5,440 £4,520
    Overseas £8,930 £8,360

    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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