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MA Creative Writing

University of Bristol
1-3 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Bristol
English

About this program

MA Creative Writing

The MA in Creative Writing at Bristol is designed for writers who would like to begin publishing their work. In warm, supportive workshops, you will be helped to improve your writing and in lectures and seminars you will increase your understanding of the industrial and critical contexts of contemporary literature.

The MA in Creative Writing at Bristol is industry-focused. You will be taught by experienced published writers. A special unit will introduce you to issues in contemporary publishing. Guest writers and experts from industry will speak, bringing up-to-date knowledge and expertise to the course. We also work closely with local competitions, writing groups and writing initiatives. You will also work with a professional writer one-on-one as your manuscript develops with ten allocated hours of supervision.

Admission requirements

Places are offered on the basis of a portfolio of writing and interview (which may be by telephone or Skype for international applicants). We are looking for writers with potential to soon begin publishing their work.

It is helpful, but not essential, for the applicant to have some idea of the project they hope to undertake during the course of the degree.

Evidence of prior study in the area, a long-standing writing practice, workshop experience, and extensive reading can also strengthen the application. However, the most essential element of the application is the writing itself.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level: Profile A

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • MACW Workshop 1
  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Literature
  • Exploration for Creative Dissertations
  • MACW Workshop 2
  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Publishing
  • Placement in Publishing or Related Industries
  • Planning a Creative Dissertation
  • Creative Dissertation

Year 1 Part-time

  • MACW Workshop 1
  • MACW Workshop 2
  • Exploration for Creative Dissertations
  • Planning a Creative Dissertation

Year 2 Part-time

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Literature
  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Publishing
  • Placement in Publishing or Related Industries
  • Creative Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Two years part-time study requires attendance at one seminar in TB1, one seminar in TB2. and four hours of tutorial in TB3 in the first year. In the second year, the two years part-time study option requires attendance at one seminar in TB1, one seminar in TB2 and four hours of tutorial in TB3. Three years part-time study requires attendance at one seminar in TB1, one seminar in TB2 and two hours of tutorial in TB3 in the first year. In the second year, it again requires attendance at one seminar in TB1, one seminar in TB2 and two hours of tutorial in TB3. The third year of study requires the student to attend six hours of tutorials.

Tuition

Annual tuition fees for 2021/22

  • UK: full-time - £9,100
  • UK: part-time (two years) - £4,550
  • Overseas (including EU): full-time - £20,000
  • Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time - £9,100

Qualification

Awards available: MA

Career paths

Graduates of the MA in Creative Writing often enter portfolio careers, where creative writing becomes only one element of their income. Other elements may include:

  • Teaching
  • Workshop Delivery
  • Proof-reading
  • Editing.

The close-reading skills developed on a master's in Creative Writing can also prepare graduates for careers in publishing.

Advanced skills in understanding nuance and tone have also helped graduates secure work in business communications, marketing and corporate social media.

About this institute

University of Bristol

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Contact info

University of Bristol

Tyndall Avenue
BS8 1TH Bristol
UK


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