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MA English - Creative Writing

UK

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What will I learn?

Overview

The MA in English (Creative Writing) focuses on prose fiction and scriptwriting; applicants interested in writing poetry are referred to the Pg Dip in Poetry: Creativity and Criticism.

The programme is designed to help you develop your literary skill and technique, enable you to develop as an independent writer and a self-reflective lifelong learner, and provide you with a broad understanding of the literary marketplace and of the commercial aspects of literary production.

You’ll be taught by experienced novelists, playwrights and screenwriters, attend workshops with visiting authors, publishers, editors and agents, and have a variety of opportunities to present your work.

World Class Facilities

The Seamus Heaney Centre is an internationally-recognised hub of excellence for literature and a central part of Northern Ireland's literary community.

Internationally Renowned Experts

Creative Writing students are taught by experienced novelists, playwrights and screenwriters and we are fortunate to have attracted staff with international profiles.

Student Experience

Students have access to workshops with visiting authors, publishers, editors and agents, and have a number of opportunities to present their work, including at the Common Ground postgraduate conference held each year by the School of Arts, English and Languages.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts, English and Languages

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£18,200.00 (US$ 22,391) per year
Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Queen's University Belfast

University Road,

Belfast,

Northern Ireland,

BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry to graduate diploma or taught Masters programmes usually requires either a UK upper second-class (2:1) or a lower second-class (2:2) undergraduate degree. For most courses, your major subject or content of your Bachelor's degree may also be considered. The comparable US qualifications are as follows: UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1); Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2); Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8. Please note the following key differences between graduate studies in the US and a taught Masters degree at Queen's: Master's degrees in the UK are normally one-year in duration. There is no GRE or GMAT required for entry to Queen's. A taught Master's refers to a program that combines academic instruction as well as the completion of a written dissertation. PhD degrees are three years in length and typically require you to have a Masters degree prior to applying and to prepare a research proposal. Minimum English Langauge requirements - 6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline. Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants with a strong track record of publication, production, prize-winning or relevant professional experience. English Language Requirements: Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (taken within the last 2 years). TOEFL iBT - 90 with minimum marks as follows: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Queen's University Belfast

One of the oldest universities in the UK, Queen’s University Belfast boasts an impressive track record of continued excellence.

  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group
  • Ranked in world’s top 180 universities
  • Among UK’s most beautiful universities
  • Top class facilities at vibrant Belfast city centre campus

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