Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

MA CREATIVE WRITING POETRY

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MA CREATIVE WRITING POETRY

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

There are coursework submissions for the Poetry Workshop in January and May, each of 12 poems and a critical commentary. Your dissertation consists of approximately 15 poems plus a critical commentary and is submitted in September.

The assessment for the Describing Poetry module is a 5,000-word essay or piece of creative-critical work. Assessments for optional modules vary, but are typically a 5,000-word essay or an equivalent portfolio of creative and/or critical work.

Assessment for Year 1

There are coursework submissions for the Poetry Workshop in January and May, each of 12 poems and a critical commentary. Your dissertation consists of approximately 15 poems plus a critical commentary and is submitted in September.

The assessment for the Describing Poetry module is a 5,000-word essay or piece of creative-critical work. Assessments for optional modules vary, but are typically a 5,000-word essay or an equivalent portfolio of creative and/or critical work.


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent preferred, but not mandatory

Degree subject

Any subject

Additional entry requirements

Candidates will be expected to submit a portfolio of writing for assessment - up to 20 pages of poetry.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in each section and 7.0 in writing)

  • PTE (Pearson): 65 (minimum 50 in each section and 65 in writing)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Please note that those candidates offered a place on the course will not be able to defer their offer to the next year if they are unable to take up the offer of a place, however they are welcome to reapply the next year.

Course Reference Number: 664302

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £7,850

  • International Students: £16,400

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).

Living Expenses

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

Scholarships and Awards:

UEA is lucky to have a generous programme of donor-funded scholarships specifically for entrants to the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction). Please note that if you wish to be considered for any of these scholarships, you will need to apply for them in addition to submitting your course application. You can find further information about these scholarships here. Please contact scholarships@uea.ac.uk or call 01603 593930 if you have any questions.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 664302

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 664302
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1
You’ve been writing poetry for so long that it’s become a vital part of your life. You may have tried one-off workshops or short courses but find that they are no longer enough. So now is the time to take it further! This MA is your chance to immerse yourself in writing and reading, and discover more about your imaginative, artistic and intellectual capabilities as a poet. You’ll work intensively on your writing practice with expert guidance and support. And you’ll be part of a group that’s of a consistently high standard, which offers (and expects in return) rigorous feedback and discussion. An academic context allows you to develop yourself through learning more about poetry across time and place, about form and technique, concept and theory, cause and effect. It’s a chance to read the kinds of poetry you’ve never come across before, and to discover the potential of poetry beyond the forms and approaches you already know.
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