MA Creative Writing
Our MA in Creative Writing is a one-year full-time course delivered via an innovative blend of residential workshops, writing retreats, and distance learning – allowing you to engage in experiential learning but also to work flexibly around the residential elements on your own writing projects.
Core to this programme are three week-long writing residentials, held at the Ambleside Campus of the University of Cumbria. These residentials will each last for one week (7 days) and you will have an opportunity to work within a range of genres - including poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction - with a particular, though not exclusive, focus on themes relating to writing place, and will also explore a range of critical debates such as the role of art in addressing contemporary environmental concerns. You are required to attend these residentials including the possibility of some evening events and organise accommodation and/or local travel, the cost of which is not included in the course fees. Outside the main residential blocks, you can work flexibly, using online teaching resources to support your development as a writer.
The landscape of the English Lake District has been a source of inspiration to generations of poets and writers. This blended learning MA offers a unique opportunity to work for focused periods of time within this geographical landscape at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO world heritage site.
Nestled in the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ambleside campus is the perfect place for world-savers, animal lovers, and adventurers. There is never a dull moment when surrounded by such natural beauty and opportunity.
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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
Committed to boosting job prospects, we want to get your career off to a flying start. Nine out of ten* of our students are in work or further education six months after graduating. University of Cumbria is the modern face of learning; one of the best small universities in Britain for the things that count - small class sizes, a whole catalogue of support services, achievable entry qualifications across a range of subjects, personal tutors and dedicated help from every member of staff.
At all university campuses you can access careers and employability events, workshops, drop-ins and advice on career management, skills development and how to find work experience and graduate opportunities.
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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
English Language: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each section (or equivalent).
Masters, PgC or PgD - 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)
MSc Occupational Therapy, MSc Physiotherapy and MA Social Work - 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any one section)
PhD - 6.0 in the 4 areas: Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing with an overall score of 6.5
Please note that in order to be eligible for registration with the HCPC, all test certificates must be dated within two years of the date that they receive your application.
If you need a tier 4 visa, you must check the Home Office acceptable SELT listing to ensure acceptability.
The University also accepts the English language component examination from some school-leaving group qualifications. Please see the international qualification equivalences for a full list of accepted group qualifications.
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
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Annual Cost of Living: 9207 EUR
Application Fee: N/A