This course is aimed at practising writers who have a commitment to developing their writing. We offer a relaxed and stimulating literary and intellectual environment in which you can develop a better understanding of your work through critical reflection. The focus is on your own work in progress and you are encouraged to specialise in your chosen genre. The course investigates the technical mastery of creative writing in the short story or novel, poetry or screenwriting. We encourage you to broaden your appreciation of a range of traditional and experimental literary forms.
This course will help prepare you to pursue a career as an author, or in related areas such as publishing and the media.
Course duration: up to 3 years part-time.
- Patterns of Story: Fiction and its Forms
- Master's Project in Creative Writing
Optional modules (subject to availability)
- Workshop: the Short Story
- Shakespeare and Society
- Twentieth and Twenty First Century Fiction and Social Change
- Creativity and Content in Publishing
- Workshop: the Novel
- Special Topic in Creative Writing/English Literature
- The Business of Publishing
- Revolution and Reform in the Long Nineteenth Century
Modules are subject to change and availability.
You will show your progress on the course through a mix of essays, your own writing samples, and critical reflections on your work.
The major project at the end of the course will allow you to submit up to 15,000 words of your own writing project, including a critical commentary.