Writer/Teacher MA, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 13750
    Tuition (Year)
    7660
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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There is a growing interest in linking cultural sector practices to those of education, to the benefit of both. This Writer/Teacher MA programme from Goldsmiths, University of London 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.
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  • Fees and funding

About

The Writer/Teacher MA course from Goldsmiths, University of London 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

Skills

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.

Programme Structure

You'll have the opportunity to develop your own creative writing practices and explore a range of educational approaches towards creative writing.

You'll work with practising and published creative writing lecturers and education lecturers in collaboration with professionals working in local cultural institutions.

You'll participate in creative and life writing workshops and research creative writing pedagogies in classrooms and educational settings.

You have to complete 180 credits points, made up from:
  • one compulsory core module in the Department of English and Comparative Literature:
  • Workshop in Creative and Life Writing (30 credits)
  • two compulsory core modules in the Department of Educational Studies in association with the British Library, Poetry Society, English and Media Centre, Apples and Snakes, Ministry of Stories, The Complete Works:
  • Contemporary Writer Identity and Education (30 credits)
  • Research into Writing Practices (30 credits)
  • an option module in the Department of Educational Studies (30 credits)
  • the Dissertation in the Department of Educational Studies and the Department of English and Comparative Literature (60 credits)
Practitioners who already have existing M-level credits may transfer these on to the MA.
Assessment

Assessment for the Workshop in Creative and Life Writing module is by the submission of a piece or pieces of creative or life-writing of 5,000 words plus a critical account of how you have structured and developed your work.

Assessment for the Educational Studies modules is by the submission of assignments.

You'll also be assessed on a project-based dissertation.

Detailed Programme Facts

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      • There is no deadline for this start date.

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits
    180You have to complete 180 credits points
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Part-time variant
    Flexible

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Academic Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

You will need to submit a portfolio of your creative or life writing when you apply. Your portfolio should include one item, or a combination of items, from the following list (up to a maximum of 6,000 words):
  • 1 or 2 short stories
  • 10-15 poems
  • 2 or 3 extracts from a novel
  • 2 or 3 extracts from non-fiction writing
You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13750 International
  • GBP 7660 EEA
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