Principle features of the masters programme include: There is a definite emphasis on the realities of the published writer, and guest sessions throughout the year allow you to meet writers and writing-industry professionals.
The defining feature of MA Creative Writing is the particular close attention it gives to the details of the writing process.
This postgraduate degree will give you the knowledge and confidence to enter the cultural debate and to begin to identify outlets for your own writing.
You will have the opportunity to develop your creative writing skills in general, or specialise in your a chosen genre.
Modules feature group discussion of a range of texts and require you to produce original work informed by the techniques required in class.
You take modules in both fiction and poetry – and choose from a selection of optional modules offered by the school – and then complete the course with a creative dissertation (this can be a work of fiction, or poetry).There is no restriction on the subject matter of the writing sample. You will be asked for either: Read our School of English graduate student profiles, and hear from our alumna Clare Harvey who won the Exeter Novel Prize for her debut novel The Gunner Girl.You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources.As well as studying literary criticism and theory, you will also and will look at the professional elements of writing, such as copy-editing and how to get your work published.Portfolios of exercises, edited and revised creative writing with evidence of extensive drafting, essays, presentations, research projects, substantial pieces of creative writing of publishable standard.You will not be charged this fee if you do not manage to secure a work placement.Find out more about the postgraduate work placement scheme.The first stage of the application process is to submit your application online.Applicants who are asked to provide written work will then be contacted by the University, with full details of how to submit this.You are encouraged to take a strategic approach to producing successful work.This involves examining your writing in the contexts of: As the course progresses, tutors encourage you to take more of a lead in the teaching sessions, drawing on your increased confidence and experience.