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English - Creative Writing MA

Queen's University Belfast
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
On campus
Belfast
English
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About this program

English - Creative Writing MA

The MA in English (Creative Writing) focuses on prose fiction and scriptwriting; applicants interested in writing poetry are referred to the MA in Poetry: Creativity and Criticism. The programme is designed to equip students to use their literary talents to the best of their ability, encourage development as independent writers and self-reflective lifelong learners, and provide them with a broad understanding of the literary marketplace and of the commercial aspects of literary production.

Admission requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline. Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants with a strong track record of publication, production, prize-winning or relevant professional experience.

The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

All applicants are required to submit a sample of original written work which will be assessed to determine if an offer of admission can be made. The sample should be approximately 2000 words of fiction prose or 10-15 pages of script. The sample can be an extract.

International Students

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school.


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Program content

Compulsory modules include:

Semester 1

  • Craft and Technique
  • Creative Writing Workshop 1: Drama
  • Creative Writing Workshop 1: Prose

Semester 2

  • Creative Writing Workshop 2
  • Professionalizing the MA

Dissertation

Creative Writing Dissertation

Students will be assigned a supervisor under whom they will complete a major creative work. (Prose 15,000 words. Drama 80-90 pages.)

The dissertation is primarily a research-led project, during which students will put into practice the skills and craft honed during the two taught semesters. It is worth 60 CAT points, or one third of the overall Masters programme.

Tuition

  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £6,450
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £6,450
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £7,250
  • EU Other - £17,700
  • International - £17,700

About this institute

Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked 200 in the...


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Contact info

Queen's University Belfast

University Road
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom

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