Creative Writing and Publishing (MA)

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5750 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
GBP 14000 per year

All study options

About Creative Writing and Publishing at Bournemouth University

This forward thinking and industry-relevant MA offers creative writers the opportunity to not only develop advanced writing skills, but also a solid understanding of the different ways in which writers can now engage with the publishing industry.

Offering both full-time and part-time routes, the MA equips you with the knowledge and skills to take your writing into the commercial marketplace in both print and digital formats. You will spend a semester working on your creative writing, with the option to study Interactive Fiction, as well as Fiction or Creative Non-fiction, and a second semester working as a publisher; learning and applying skills in editing, PR and marketing (including digital marketing), design, production, and budgeting. You will also analyse the cultural and critical influences on the writer and publishing industry, as well as your own practice, thus honing the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to further research at doctoral level, if desired.

By the end of the course, graduates will be able to write creatively and effectively, to publishable standard, for a variety of different audiences and media. Central to the MA is the university’s own publishing press, Fresher Publishing, which provides you with the opportunity to work on real-life publishing projects. You can also engage with the university’s annual creative writing competitions: The Fresher Writing Prize for emerging voices in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction; and the New Media Writing Prize for stories that integrate a variety of formats, platforms and digital media.

Tutors on the MA are not only experienced writers/practitioners, but have also acquired Masters degrees and/or doctorates in Creative Writing or English themselves, and thus are proven in their ability to teach, encourage and support you as you develop your work to Masters and, hopefully, publishable quality. Our academics are supported by prestigious guest tutors from the world of writing and publishing.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course feesGBP 5750 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent. The academic team will look at your online application including your qualifications, personal statement and any work experience. We may ask you to provide a portfolio and/ or take part in an online interview if you do not meet our entry requirements. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

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