University of East Anglia

      MFA Creative Writing

      4.8 excellent 2 opinions
      University of East Anglia
      In Norwich (England)

      Rs 6,48,762
      *Guide price
      Original amount in GBP:
      £ 7,550

      Important information

      Typology Master
      Location Norwich (England)
      Start September 2019
      • Master
      • Norwich (England)
      • Start:
        September 2019

      Graduate equipped to launch your career as a publishing writer, with sufficient training and experience to teach writing as well. The first year of this two-year programme is identical to our world-renowned MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) and offers all the benefits of our internationally recognised workshop-based approach. You will attend weekly workshops, supported by individual tutorials and supplementary classes chosen from the full range of MA options in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.

      Your second year will be structured on the model of the PhD, with one-to-one supervision of your work in progress, culminating in the submission of a full-length work for assessment. In addition, you will attend classes in the teaching of creative writing and gain classroom experience of this on our undergraduate programme.

      The MFA builds on our extensive connections with publishers and agents, ensuring you graduate ready to make the next step in your career.

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      Where and when
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      University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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      Starts Sep-2019
      University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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      Reviews on this course

      Former Student
      What I would highlight: So far I can't complain about anything, this college doesn't get enough recognition, it's unfair.
      What could be improved: All OK.
      Course taken: October 2017
      Would you recommend this centre?: yes
      Former Student
      What I would highlight: You have some much to do, events in the square and hive have been varied and fun. Last year Derby day was the best its ever been with music and a party in the square.
      What could be improved: Everything good.
      Course taken: October 2017
      Would you recommend this centre?: yes
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      What you'll learn on the course

      Creative Writing
      Modern Literature

      Course programme

      The first year of this course is coterminous with our MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction, offering you all the benefits of the workshop-based approach to teaching writing. The second year is structured on the model of the PhD, offering you one-to-one supervision of your work. Finally, you will submit a full-length piece of work for assessment.

      In the autumn and spring semesters of your first year, you will attend the weekly workshop and an accompanying optional module. Your work will be peer-reviewed six times in the workshop, and on each occasion this will be followed by a one-to-one tutorial with your workshop tutor. In these follow-on individual meetings there will be an opportunity to discuss your work and your ambitions for your writing in greater detail.

      Your optional module may also be practice-based, offering further opportunities to submit creative work in a critical context, or may be chosen from the full range of scholarly and critical modules offered in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. These include Criticism/Critique; Fiction After Modernism; Theory and Practice of Fiction; and Creative-Critical Writing. In the post-Easter dissertation period you will be assigned an individual supervisor for a series of one-to-one tutorials, and will attend a series of weekly presentations from visiting agents and publishers.

      The second year is taught on the model of the PhD and comprises a series of eleven individual tutorials with your supervisor to discuss your work in progress. These meetings will allow your supervisor to provide constructive editorial feedback on your work in progress and answer any questions you may have. In the autumn semester you will also follow a course of teaching training, supplemented by classroom observation, and in the spring you will be offered an opportunity to assist in the teaching of the undergraduate Creative Writing programme.

      Including workshops, tutorials and the double-marking of assignments, your work will be read and commented upon by faculty members around 35 times over the course of the MFA. There will often also be opportunities to show your work to visiting writers, such as our UNESCO professors, who have recently included the novelists Ali Smith, Margaret Atwood and Ian Rankin.

      Additional information

      Tuition fees
      Tuition fees for the academic year 2018/19 are:
      UK/EU Students: £7,550
      International Students: £15,800
      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).
      We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.
      Scholarships and Awards
      There are a variety of scholarships and studentships available to postgraduate applicants in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. For further information relevant to the School of Literature and Creative Writing, please click here.