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Creative Writing (Taught)

Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
Full-time
€19,199.10/year
2282 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English

Program Description

The MA in Creative Writing is a uniquely inspirational programme that delivers integrated training in the writing of literary and media text. Taught by experienced writers of major profile, this course provides teaching on a range of genres including fiction, short story, poetry, drama, screenwriting and creative non-fiction. Your studies will connect with the unique literary culture of Wales, home to one of the oldest bardic traditions in Europe.

As part of a vibrant Swansea community of writers and artists, you will have the chance to forge personal links with National Theatre Wales and open-mic events at venues such as the Dylan Thomas Centre and Howl. There is also scope for work experience with local publishers.

Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.

Note:
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Degree from State Technical Insitute (TEI)
6.5
or
Bachelor's Degree
6.5
English Level
IELTS
6.5
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
IGCSE
C
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
62
or
TOEFL (internet based)
88
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Portfolio Relevant to the Programme
Detailed Transcript
Student Visa
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Notes:

Entry Requirements:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline
  • A short portfolio of writing

Alternative English Language Qualifications:

  • Swansea ELTS test (SWELT): 6.5
  • INTO English Language Assessment: 176
  • CaMLA - Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): 650
  • Euroexam @ C1 academic level: Pass

Curriculum

Core Modules

Long Fiction 1

Genre: Writing for the Stage

Poetry 1

Optional Modules

Long Fiction 1

Genre: Writing for the Stage

Poetry 1

Creative Non-Fiction

Screenwriting

Writing the Self

Art of The Short Story

Poetry 2

Writing Radio Drama

Long Fiction 2

English Literature / Language / Media Modules:

Welsh Identities: literature and nationhood

Dylan Thomas and the Rise of Welsh Writing in English

Locating Wales: comparative perspectives on Welsh Writing in English

After Macbeth: Stage and Screen Adaptation

Practising Ideas: Advanced Research Skills in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English

Was Eve Framed? Theorising the Medieval Walled Garden

Digital Journalism Portfolio

Angela Carter

James Joyce and Literary Theory

Neo-Victorian Mutinies: Gender & Racial Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction (& Film)

The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects

Careers

As well as significantly improving your writing skills, you should develop oral communication skills by learning to present your ideas in a range of formats.

Graduates from this course enter a range of creative industries including:

  • publishing
  • broadcasting
  • marketing
  • advertising
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