Writer/Teacher MA, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    7660 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
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.

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

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 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 
  • two compulsory core modules in the Department of Educational Studies in association with the British Library, Poetry Society, English and Media Centre, App
  • Research into Writing Practices 
  • an option module in the Department of Educational Studies 
  • the Dissertation in the Department of Educational Studies and the Department of English and Comparative Literature 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    You have to complete 180 credits points
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

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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

  • International Applies to you

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7660 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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