M.A. Creative and Critical Writing

The University of Winchester

Tuition fee:
  • £ 4,900 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 10,900 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Description

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MA Creative and Critical Writing at Winchester offers students the opportunity to improve their creative writing in a dynamic, constructive environment. The programme is supported by teaching staff who are all professional writers.

Careers

Graduates have become published writers and poets. Others have careers in teaching, media and the arts.

Contents

Students study both classic and current literature, allowing them to explore different styles and genres while gaining a critical foundation for their own writing. Furthermore, students learn about the publishing world, aiming to understand where their work fits in the constantly changing publishing market. Students have opportunities to meet agents, editors and other published writers.

The structure of the programme enables students to focus on one or more genres (for example, fiction, creative non-fiction, scriptwriting or poetry) during their coursework. Throughout the programme, students write their own creative work while reading contemporary and classic literature.

Students begin with two core modules, which form a creative and critical foundation for their writing, and progress to two genre workshops, which focus on learning about craft through reading published work and workshopping student work. Students finish by looking outward at the market in the core Publishing Project module, which features readings and seminars with six writers, agents and editors each semester. Students develop a writing project which may explore a newer form such as a blog or a more traditional format such as a short story and covering letter to a literary magazine. The programme culminates with a creative dissertation.

Core modules:

* Theories of Creativity and Writing


* The Writers' Toolkit: Creative Research


* Publishing Project


* Independent Study Proposal



Optional modules:

* Advanced Writing Workshop


* Advanced Poetry Workshop


* Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop


* Advanced Fiction Workshop (Creative non-fiction)



Learning and TeachingAcademic staff are professional novelists, scriptwriters, poets and writers of creative non-fiction, as well as musicians, cultural critics and playwrights. They are supported by guest writers including Linda Grant and Tessa Hadley (novelists), Alex Clarke (literary critic and Guardian reviewer) and Philip Gross (T.S.Eliot prize-winning poet).

Assessment

Students undertake a dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words as part of their independent study, along with a 3,000 word critical rationale, with full tutorial support. This can be a creative piece or pieces of work, supported by the creative rationale, or it can be a critical piece in its entirety.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Requirements

* Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study. Applicants are also required to submit a sample of their creative writing.
* If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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