Postgraduate study2016

MA

Creative Writing

Department of English and Drama

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Taught by a team of writers, academic experts and special guests, our programme gives you the opportunity to write in a range of genres and forms, whilst choosing what to submit for feedback. You’ll work on elements of fiction and poetry, as well as genres such as writing for TV and the weird tale. There are also workshops on creative non-fiction such as travel writing, biography and verbatim theatre.

MA

Creative Writing

Department of English and Drama

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Taught by a team of writers, academic experts and special guests, our programme gives you the opportunity to write in a range of genres and forms, whilst choosing what to submit for feedback. You’ll work on elements of fiction and poetry, as well as genres such as writing for TV and the weird tale. There are also workshops on creative non-fiction such as travel writing, biography and verbatim theatre.

Programme information

You will receive training in a range of professional skills: how to find an agent, how to run a workshop and how to apply for funding, so you graduate with knowledge of the writing industries, and your place in the sector.

We have writers of TV and radio drama, poetry and fiction on the staff: these are complemented by guests from across the writing industries. You will have an opportunity to take part in workshops, guest readings and open-mic nights on campus, and the department has connections with regional and national literature organisations.

Study areas include fiction, creative non-fiction, commercial genres and the writing industries.

Entry qualification

Upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in English, Drama or a related subject.

 

Application

In addition to the online application and application form, initial assessment will be based on a sample of creative written work (2,000-4,000 words), CV, personal statement, and confidential reports from two named referees.

The sample of creative work can be a mix of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, which show your strengths and interests as a writer.  This can be work that you have produced for a previous course, or an example of work already published.

Assessment

Assessment is by submission of pieces writing of differing lengths, from 1,000-4,000 words, which may include a reflective element, and also includes presentations of your work and your professional plans.

Financial support

All Alumni full-time self-funded students (UK/EU and International) accepted for a full-time Master’s programme in this School receive an automatic bursary of 20% of fees.

All self-funded, part-time students receive a bursary of £600 per annum.

Further information can be found here :  http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/finance/

Careers and further study

Our graduates work in a range of areas including different forms of writing, creative project management to publishing and blogging. Students from this programme are eligible for PhD study in areas that correspond with their Masters experience.

Programme modules

Semester 1

Departures

Resources for Advanced Research

Perspectives

 

Semester 2

Diversions

Writers and the Writing Industries

 

Summer

Dissertation

 

Modules listed are correct at the time of publication. Changes may be made to the structure and delivery of programmes, but content will remain broadly the same.

 

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 (Classroom-based) £6,600 £14,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.