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MA Creative Writing

City University London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £4845.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

As writers now have the ability to produce their own work they need increasingly to know how publishing works. This degree enables aspiring writers to combine business acumen with creative endeavour, equipping them to work within the publishing industry while fostering their writing skills.

This course is designed to improve your skills as a creative writer, particularly in the fields of novel writing and short story writing, while at the same time introducing you to the basics of how publishing works as an industry and the basic core publisher roles. If you are interested in learning how you, as a writer, can engage with the publishing industry and even work within it, this course will develop the skills and experience you need. Creative Writing and Publishing MA enables you to aspire to a professional role that will match your interests and draw upon all of your talents. We welcome writers of all genres with recent graduates developing projects in literary fiction, fantasy, romance, dystopian, science fiction and young adult fiction.

As writers now have the ability to produce their own work they need increasingly to know how publishing works. This degree enables aspiring writers to combine business acumen with creative endeavour, equipping them to work within the publishing industry while fostering their writing skills.  This course is designed to improve...

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Course Content

The MA CWP runs over one academic year for full-time students who undertake two core creative writing modules over terms 1 and 2, alongside core publishing modules in term 1 and electives in term 2. In the final term students must complete their Major Project.

Part-time students take the creative writing core modules in their first year of study and in their second year undertake the publishing core modules and electives and the Major Project.

Core modules

  • PBM002 The Role of Editorial & Production: Managing Authors, Lists & Intellectual Property (15 credits)
  • PBM003 Digital Publishing (15 credits)
  • PBM008 Major Project (60 credits)
  • PBM010 Creative Writing Workshop (30 credits)
  • CWM935 Storytelling (30 credits)

Throughout the three terms, you will be invited to attend masterclasses in creative writing, professional development sessions, and group and one-to-one tutorials, as you work towards your Major Project.

Elective modules

  • PBM001 Business & Marketing in Publishing (15 credits)
  • PBM005 Professional Placement (15 credits)
  • PBM006 Creating & Developing Content in Print (15 credits)
  • PBM007 Strategic Management of Content: Print & Digital (15 credits)
  • PBM009 International Publishing Case Studies (15 credits)
  • PBM011 Digital Product Innovation (15 credits)
  • AMM421 Digital Cultures (15 credits)
  • ENM007 Genre in Context (15 credits)
  • ENM008 Theorising Women’s Writing (15 credits)
  • ENM009 Text & Image (15 credits)
  • INM380 Libraries and Publishing in the Information Society (15 credits)

Please note: Students select two elective modules, which must include a minimum of one PBM module

The MA CWP runs over one academic year for full-time students who undertake two core creative writing modules over terms 1 and 2, alongside core publishing modules in term 1 and electives in term 2. In the final term students must complete their Major Project. Part-time students take the creative writing core modules in their first year of study and in their second year undertake the...

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Available Dates

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Northampton Square

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£9690.00

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Classroom

Northampton Square

Part Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£4845.00

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Entry Requirements

You will normally have an upper second class degree (in any subject) or the overseas equivalent, but successful completion of a certificate course in creative writing, or a professional qualification, or relevant experience may also be acceptable. The prime criteria are proven ability and commitment.

English requirements

For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of at least 7.0 is required (with 7.0 in the writing component).

English language programmes

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

  • Academic English
  • Pre-sessional English

You will normally have an upper second class degree (in any subject) or the overseas equivalent, but successful completion of a certificate course in creative writing, or a professional qualification, or relevant experience may also be acceptable. The prime criteria are proven ability and commitment. English requirements For students whose first language is...

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Assessment Methods

For the Creative Writing Workshop module and the Storytelling module, you will be assessed through an individual assessment, which may include a portfolio of creative writing, a substantial piece of redrafted creative writing with an accompanying self-reflective essay or a critical academic essay or a researched book proposal.

In your other modules, you will be assessed by a range of methods including analytical essays; assessed group and individual projects; presentations with supporting research; and reflective reports on your own portfolios of writing or professional experience.

For the Creative Writing Workshop module and the Storytelling module, you will be assessed through an individual assessment, which may include a portfolio of creative writing, a substantial piece of redrafted creative writing with an accompanying self-reflective essay or a critical academic essay or a researched book proposal. In your other modules, you will be assessed by a range of...

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