M.A. Writer/Teacher MA

Goldsmiths, University of London | London, United Kingdom
There is a growing interest in linking cultural sector practices to those of education, to the benefit of both. This programme creates a valuable partnership across the Department of Educational Studies and the creative writing team in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, in collaboration with London-based cultural institutions: the British Library, English and Media Centre, Poetry Society, Apples and Snakes, Ministry of Stories, The Complete Works.

Description of Writer/Teacher MA


The course caters for teachers and educators who are keen to develop as both writers and educational practitioners. The MA Writer/Teacher develops insights into creative writing practices that provide a critical perspective on relations and discourses of teaching and learning in contemporary education.

The programme enables students to establish and strengthen their identity as writers and educators in informal and formal learning contexts (eg Writing Workshop and project based dissertation). You'll develop strong writing skills to a potentially publishable level and will be able to engage in sustained practical and theoretical research into writing practices. Practices of creative writing and practices of teaching and learning are brought into a productive relationship.

As part of the programme you'll rethink notions of writing pedagogy in a range of contexts, including local community sites. You may be given the opportunity to contribute to:

* performance poetry workshops and events conducted by Apples and Snakes

* poetry performances and sessions run by the Poetry Society

* drama projects created by The Complete Works

* writing projects developed by the English and Media Centre

* writing workshops in a range of forms led by the Ministry of Stories

* creative research projects run by the British Library


The programme will enable you to develop creative writing skills to a potentially publishable level, participate in local cultural events as writers, and develop advanced theoretical and critical skills in creative writing pedagogy.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Please visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/ for details.

Not specified
Start date September  2016
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

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Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom We began life in 1891 with one ideal: to be a dynamic force for change. Today as part of the prestigious University of London, we carry out world-leading research on a regular basis and we continue to build upon that early vision, maintaining a rich academic heritage that combines our status as one of the UK's top creative and political universities (Which? University 2014). And we're in the UK's top 25 universities for the quality of our research, and top 5 in the UK in QS World Rankings by subject area (Research Excellence Framework, THE research intensity ranking, QS world rankings).

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