Creative Writing - Writing the City, M.A.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
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University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This Creative Writing: Writing the City Masters course from University of Westminster is the first to focus entirely on the city of London. It will allow you to explore the city as subject matter from a range of perspectives and across all genres. It will also give you a theoretical and practical platform from which to develop your understanding, and become part of the London writing scene.

About

Taught by professional writers and researchers, the Creative Writing: Writing the City course from the University of Westminster offers plenty of opportunities to network with other writers, agents, TV producers and performance poets. You will be based in the Universitys headquarters building at 309 Regent Street, which means you will be writing about the city in the heart of London, with ready access to the capitals excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities, including the vibrant West End theatre scene.

Associated careers

The course will enable you to develop sophisticated critical and creative skills and a widely applicable knowledge base that can be adapted to various fields of creative practice and writing business. This course is intended to move you to a new level in your career as a writer by developing your skills as a sophisticated critical practitioner, and your knowledge of literature about the city as well as the writing business. You will be encouraged to network with other writers and identify useful opportunities for career development, partly through a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including writers’ events and talks. The critical and practical skills you will acquire by the end of the course will make you a strong candidate in many areas, including arts management, copy editing, education, freelance writing, journalism, media, publishing, theatre and performance-based writing, and research and academia.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Conflict and the City (Drama)
  • Tales of the City (Fiction)
  • Creative Practice
  • The Writing Business (year-long)
  • The Writing Project

Option modules

  • Analysing Spoken and Written Discourse
  • Digital London
  • Language and the Imagination (Poetic Writing)
  • Reading Contemporary Culture
  • Urban Cultures

Lecturers

Dr Monica Germana, Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • 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 are normally required to have a good first degree or equivalent in a humanities-based subject.
  • successful applicants will be expected to have a proven interest in, and commitment to, language and its creative outlets.
  • Candidates without formal qualifications will also be considered on the basis of their professional achievements in relevant areas of the creative industry (theatre, performance, journalism, publishing, etc).
  • If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 overall with at least 6 in each element.
  • You will also need to give two academic references and submit a portfolio of creative writing, which should not exclusively include poetry.
  • Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
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