|Application deadline:||None, but early application advised|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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The programme provides a postgraduate route for students who have completed an undergraduate degree containing some Creative Writing and who wish to proceed to a career or further study in this area. It also provides a postgraduate qualification in Creative Writing for students who have taken a conventional degree in English or similar but who have considerable experience in writing creatively. With this in mind, the MA in Creative Writing offers instruction and experience across a range of writing types, including new media, yet establishes a focus (story and story-telling) that will identify Birminghams unique contribution to Creative Writing studies.
The programme will bring students together who are working in different genres in order that they might engage collaboratively across genres before specialising (in screenwriting, playwriting, fiction or poetry) for their dissertations. You take four compulsory modules and two further modules selected from a list of options. Modules are taught through seminars and lectures and one-to-one tutorials.
The compulsory modules are:
* Creative Writing Research Skills: Authorship and Creativity
* Poem as Story Story as Poem
* Intertextuality: Story, Genre, and Craft
* Dissertation Creative Writing
The optional modules include:
* Narrative Analysis of Fiction and Film
* Film, Theory, and Politics
* Media Documentary Writing
The programme is assessed by creative portfolios and assignments throughout the taught modules. In the final term you complete a dissertation comprising a full-length creative work of your choice (a collection of poetry or short stories, a novella, a screenplay or stage drama) supported by a critical essay.
You will need either of the following:
* BA degree in English with elements of creative writing (2:1 or higher)
* BA degree in English (2:1 or higher) supported by a creative writing portfolio
Students with other BA degrees (2:1 or higher) containing distinct elements of literary and/or film studies, and supported by a creative writing portfolio, will be considered. Your application should be supported by a creative portfolio consisting of one short story (of up to 3,000 words) OR a selection of poetry (up to 150 lines) OR a combination of the two (eg, 1,500 words prose, 75 lines poetry).
· IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.
· TOEFL IBT 93 with no less than 20 in any band
|CAE score:||80 (Grade A)|
See the University of Birmingham Website for more details on fees and funding
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