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MA Creative Writing: Writing the City

University of Westminster

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £3750.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This Creative Writing: Writing the City Masters course is the first to focus entirely on the city of London. It will allow you to explore the city as subject matter from a range of perspectives and across all genres. It will also give you a theoretical and practical platform from which to develop your understanding, and become part of the London writing scene.

Taught by professional writers and researchers, the course offers plenty of opportunities to network with other writers, agents, TV producers and performance poets. As part of the MA, you will be part of the team managing the Wells Street Journal, our student-led in-house magazine. You will be based in the University's headquarters building at 309 Regent Street, which means you will be writing about the city in the heart of London, with ready access to the capital's excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities, including the vibrant West End theatre scene.

You can begin in January or in September. To receive your Masters award, you will need to complete taught modules for a total of 120 credits, covered by three 40-credit core modules, and the 60-credit Writing Project (giving a total of 180 credits). If you do not meet the requirements for a Masters award, you will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate.

The workshop-based structure of the course will allow you to learn through interactive practice. Modules are taught by two-hour or tree-hour seminars/workshops per week. Teaching will also include visits to selected London institutions to support certain aspects of writing, and you will be encourage to use various archives, theatres and galleries. Assessment methods include coursework portfolios, reflective logs, essays, and workshop leadership, as well as the 10-12,000-word writing project. There are no formal examinations.

This Creative Writing: Writing the City Masters course is the first to focus entirely on the city of London. It will allow you to explore the city as subject matter from a range of perspectives and across all genres. It will also give you a theoretical and practical platform from which to develop your understanding, and become part of the London writing scene. Taught by professional...

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Course Content

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core modules

  • Creative Practice
  • Tales of the City
  • The Writing Business
  • The Writing Project

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core modules

  • Creative Practice
  • Tales of the City
  • The Writing Business
  • The Writing Project

Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Regent, Central London

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£7500.00

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Classroom

Regent, Central London

Part Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£3750.00

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) in a humanities-based discipline. Successful applicants will be expected to have a proven interest in, and commitment to, language and its creative outlets. Candidates without formal qualifications will also be considered on the basis of their professional achievements in relevant areas of the creative industry (theatre, performance, journalism, publishing, etc). Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of creative writing (maximum of 10,000 words), which should not exclusively include poetry. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing.

Applicants are required to submit one academic reference and one employment reference.

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) in a humanities-based discipline. Successful applicants will be expected to have a proven interest in, and commitment to, language and its creative outlets. Candidates without formal qualifications will also be considered on the basis of their professional achievements in relevant areas of the creative industry (theatre, performance,...

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