Creative Writing (Paris), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15200
    Tuition (Full programme)
    8250
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Kent provides an understanding of literary texts from British and American literature and help you create your own written work, fiction or poetry. You can share your year of study in Canterbury and Paris. The Master’s programme includes seminars and workshops that will help you gain advanced research, presentation and communication skills.

About

This is an innovative and interdisciplinary MA programme in Creative Writing (Paris), combining taught modules and a dissertation, which allows you to share your year between Canterbury and Paris at the University of Kent - Paris Campus.

Designed with serious, ambitious writers in mind, our programme uses seminars, tutorials, workshops, and precise editing to enable you to take control of your own work and write exciting, contemporary material.

Following a similar path to our Creative Writing MA, this programme allows you to spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities, before relocating to our Paris centre for the spring term, studying in the heart of historic Montparnasse.

During your term abroad you participate in Paris-focused modules, taught in English. In your final term, you complete your MA by writing a 15,000-word dissertation on a research topic defined in collaboration with your academic supervisors.

About the School of English

The School of English has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests.

Our expertise ranges from the medieval to the postmodern, including British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory and cultural history. The international standing of the School ensures that we have a lively, confident research culture, sustained by a vibrant, ambitious intellectual community. We also count a number of distinguished creative writers among our staff, and we actively explore crossovers between critical and creative writing in all our areas of teaching and research.

Careers

Many career paths can benefit from the writing and analytical skills that you develop as a postgraduate student in the School of English. Our students have gone on to work in academia, journalism, broadcasting and media, publishing, writing and teaching; as well as more general areas such as banking, marketing analysis and project management.

This programme is also available at Canterbury only or full-time at Paris.

Programme Structure

Modules may include
  • Paris: The Residency
  • Fiction 1
  • Poetry 
  • Fiction 2
  • Poetry 2
  • Advanced Critical Reading
  • American Modernism, 1890-1940
  • Hacks, Dunces and Scribblers: Authorship and the Marketplace in the Eig
  • Re-visioning:Twenty-first Century Translation
  • Reading the Contemporary
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Discourses
  • Victorian Sustainability
  • Inventing the American "Indian" in the Eighteenth Century
  • Writing the Self and Others: Biography and Autobiography

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent), or substantial creative writing experience. You are required to submit a sample of your creative writing, and this will be the most significant factor in admissions decisions.

Writing Sample

A piece or portfolio of creative work should be uploaded on the ‘Declaration’ page of the online application form. If fiction, this should be around 1,500–2,000 words; if poetry, approximately four pages.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 15200 International
  • EUR 8250 EU/EEA

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.