Creative Writing (modular) MA - 2020 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
Our Creative Writing MA (Modular) is taught by prize-winning, practising writers such as Paul Farley, Jenn Ashworth and Eoghan Walls, who lead our long-established Creative Writing scheme. You will be part of a vibrant literary community, honing your critical and creative skills whilst engaging with visiting writers and publishing professionals.
You will be able to choose from available modules in prose fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and dramatic forms. All students have the opportunity to perform a creative work at our annual MA Showcase which is a lively and well attended celebration:previous events have been held in partnership with Lancaster LitFest and the Dukes theatre, Lancaster.
You will study our core module, Research Methods and Professional Practice, which examine the professional and ethical issues around creative writing and help you to develop your reflective practice skills. A range of visiting writers and industry professionals visit this module throughout the academic year to give talks about their work.
You can choose from a wide range of Creative Writing modules, including psychogeographies, short fiction, poetry, landscape writing, the lyric essay, and radio drama. Each module features readings, practical presentations on form, genre and technique, peer feedback (verbal and written), and tutor recommendations on how to develop your own work. We offer a wide range of modules however not all modules are available every year.
Your postgraduate degree equips you with a portfolio of work and prepares you for PhD research as well as careers in journalism, publishing, literature and reading development, community arts and public relations. Many of our students have gone on to publish works of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. You will have the opportunity to develop critical, analytical, close reading and editing skills that will also enhance your employability.
Part time and full time study options are available.
You can find further information about our teaching staff on our web pages. Please note that the staff available to teach in any given year is subject to change, for example due to research or other types of leave.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Approaching the Novel
- Flash Fictions
- Literature and Location: Space and Place in Creative Non Fiction
- New Media and Experimental Writing
- Psychogeographical Investigations: Myth and Place
- Seeing Things: Visualising Poetry
- The 21st Century Writer
- The Contemporary Short Story: Expanding the Form
- The Personal Essay
- Writing Poetry Today
- Writing Radio Drama
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.
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