Creative Writing (MA)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

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How you will study
full-time

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About Creative Writing at Swansea University

  • The MA is taught by experienced writers and offers a wide range of writing genres including fiction, short story, poetry, drama, screenwriting and creative non-fiction.
  • Drama writing a particular strength, including the relatively new and unexplored field of Dramaturgy.
  • Regular play readings and students' dramatic writing is often performed by professional actors in the Rough Diamonds mini-festival in the summer.
  • Creative Writers have a close relationship with National Theatre Wales and also open-mic poetry events at local venues such as the Dylan Thomas Centre and Howl.
  • There is scope for work experience with local publishers.
  • The writing programme has an online journal, The Swansea Review, and students write for The Siren, a student-run online journal, and The Waterfront student newspaper.
  • Students have free membership of Literature Wales, the national  literature promotion agency.
  • Students are involved in the annual Writers' Day at the Dylan Thomas Centre, where they meet editors, agents, publishers and writers, to discuss the ins and outs of publication and the craft of writing.
  • Students are part of a vibrant community of writers and artists - Swansea, the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, having a fair claim to being Wales's city of culture.
  • The programme has connection with and experience of the unique literary culture of Wales, home to possibly the oldest (but still vibrant) bardic tradition in Europe.

Course Overview

The MA in Creative Writing is a unique programme that offers integrated training in the writing of literary and media text.

Students study two compulsory modules and four optional modules in part-one and a dissertation, a portfolio in a genre of their choosing in part-two.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MA Full-time £6,100 £13,700 MA Part-time £2,050 £4,600

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally an lower second or above or equivalent, and a short portfolio of writing.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

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