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Creative Writing

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
Full-time
€10,035.36/year
1186 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English

Program Description

Our Creative Writing MA degree is designed to equip you with a broad range of advanced creative writing skills and academic accreditation for your creative work.

Teaching is delivered by some of the most talented and original wordsmiths working today. Between them they have published over 100 books, produced countless scripts for TV, radio and film, and won umpteen awards. The team includes Bernardine Evaristo, 2019 winner of the world’s most prestigious prize for the novel, the Booker Prize, for her Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling novel, Girl, Woman, Other and renowned performance poet, writer and broadcaster Benjamin Zephaniah. As well as the stand-alone ‘general’ programme, there is the more specialised Novel writing pathway.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from State Technical Insitute (TEI)
6.5
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
C
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
TOEFL (internet based)
92
or
IELTS
6.5
or
PTE
59
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
59
or
TOEFL (paper based)
570
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Portfolio Relevant to the Programme
Interview
Detailed Transcript
Student Visa
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Notes:

Information about requirements:

  • A 2.2 (or above) UK honours degree in English Literature (including where English Literature is a major in the degree) and Creative writing, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification or a 2.2 (or above) UK honours degree in any other subject (or equivalent internationally recognised qualification) or other qualification / relevant professional or practical experience. In addition to this, applicants who do not hold a 2.2 degree in English Literature or Creative Writing must also submit a sample of their creative writing. This should be a 2000 to 3000 sample of one of: short stories; a novel-in-progress; poems; film scripts; or articles for newspapers. The writing sample should be relevant to the pathway you are applying for.

For example, if you are applying to the Poetry pathway you should submit a college of poems. These should demonstrate appropriate ability and commitment to creative writing and should be submitted with your application.

Other accepted English qualifications:

  • BrunELT (Brunel English Language Test): 65% (min 60% in all areas)
  • Trinity ISE
  • LanguageCert
  • City & Guilds ESOL, IESOL adn SESOL (no expiry)
  • European Baccalaureate Year 7 (Except English Language 4)
  • Duolingo

Pathways

General

Build an advanced knowledge on the current theory and practice of writing in the community and develop an understanding of the role of the writer in arts initiatives and creative industries.

The Novel

Gain a deeper insight into the structure of a novel and develop the techniques to critically assess a variety of novel forms and genres at a professional industry level.

Poetry

Learn how to employ language innovatively to create new poetry and create a sustained body of work that showcases a range of technical approaches.

Screenwriting

Take your ideas from the page to the screen by building an advanced knowledge of the production and reception of different genres of screenwriting.

Course Content

You will study two compulsory pathway-specific modules and two optional modules, plus the dissertation. Your dissertation project involves the production of a substantial and original piece of extended writing.

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Curriculum

Compulsory Modules

General Modules:
Elements of Fiction
Writers at Work

The Novel:
Elements of Fiction
Planning a Novel

Poetry:
Elements of Poetry
Towards a Poetry Collection

Screenwriting:
Elements of Screenwriting
Developing a Screenplay

Creative Writing Dissertation

Optional Modules

(choose two):
Creativity
Reviewing & Criticism
Creative Careers
Feature Journalism
Exploring Human Development

Careers

A creative writing degree from Brunel will prepare you for a professional creative writing career. Our graduates are working in:

  • journalism
  • publishing
  • advertising
  • television
  • radio
  • the internet

Many have gone on to have their novels and poetry collections published including:

  • Alarum by Wayne Holloway Smith
  • Sky Pirates by Liesel Shwartz
  • Dream on Amber by Emma Shevah
  • The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
  • Careless by Kirsty Capes
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