M.A.- Travel and Nature Writing
We aim to give you an understanding of issues and approaches to the representations of peoples, other species, habitats, places, cultures and environments in various kinds of writing. You’ll graduate with the ability to apply what you’ve learned to your own professional practice.
- A mix of thematic topics represented by a variety of writers
- A balance between historical and contemporary writing
- Issues raised by eco-tourism, conservation and environmentalism
- Issues related to the experience and representation of people, wildlife and places in specific locations in the UK and elsewhere
- The genres and context of contemporary and historical travel and nature writing
- The history of our connections with the environment and the natural world.
Writing in the Field (30 credits)
A broad introduction to the skills and techniques required to write from personal experience, whether about people, landscapes, the natural world, or a combination of all three. By using fieldcraft techniques, based on looking, listening, feeling and thinking, we explore ways of writing about the world around us.
Context, History and Genres in Travel and Nature Writing (30 credits)
An overview, both broad and focused, on the key developments in the travel writing and nature writing genres over time, including analysis of historical trends, specific authors and works, the history and development of both "travel" and "nature" as social pastimes, and the contemporary scene.
Advanced Travel and Nature Writing (30 credits)
Continuing from what we covered in Writing in the Field, you’ll develop new ways of writing about the world, pushing the boundaries of your writing style and content in order to learn what works best for you as a writer.
Professional Skills in Travel and Nature Writing (30 credits)
Featuring advice from senior practitioners, editors and publishers, this is a practical guide to getting your work published across a range of different media and outlets, including newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, books and on TV and radio. You’ll also learn to plan a trip requiring commissions, and do a pitch and interview of an idea for publication.
A Portfolio of Travel and Nature Writing (60 credits)
A 20,000 word portfolio of your best work, in a range of styles and formats, together with a reflective diary on your progress through the year.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
We’ve got lots to share with you and to help we have split our work into three elements which will support you with:
- Exploring your options
- Gaining valuable experience
- Progressing your ideas and career plans
At Bath Spa we believe you are continually exploring your options and experiencing different pathways to progression, but that this journey is not linear. It keeps on going throughout your time with us and when you leave. Some of our services cross all three areas and allow you to explore, experience and progress all in one, such as The Bath Spa Award.
We encourage you to read resources and attend events across all stages of Explore, Experience and Progress as they will offer beneficial insight and development opportunities regardless of the current stage you are at in your career journey.
- 2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above).
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Normally a Second Class honours degree.
Normally a Bachelor's degree with honours and a good passing grade from an internationally recognised university or Higher Education institution
Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard will also be considered.
IELTS Academic 6.5 or 7.0
This must include a total of 75, to include a minimum 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking, and 17 in Writing.
Our postgraduate courses have differing requirements depending on the course. For specific information please see the course webpage.
For courses requiring IELTS 6.5, the PTE required score is 58 overall with at least 51 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
For courses requiring IELTS 7.0, the PTE required score is 67 overall with at least 62 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
We accept the LanguageCert International ESOL with an overall B2 Communicator Pass or High Pass (depending on the course)
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
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