Join our new Creative Writing MA


“Find your voice. express yourself. creative writing.” by North.jvta – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

We’re excited to launch our new MA in Creative Writing, which is now open for applications for October 2015. If you are an aspiring writer, this is your opportunity to develop your work at the top English Department in the UK.

Taught by award-winning writers Dr Paul Batchelor and Dr Vidyan Ravinthiran, this is an academically rigorous programme that will develop students’ knowledge of the practice of writing poetry and prose fiction. Students will receive structured support through writing workshops and one-to-one tutorials in order to develop their own ideas. Students will also study a broad range of literature from the 20th and 21st centuries, and produce new work in response.

It is increasingly important for writers to understand the ways in which their work may be edited, published, promoted and reviewed, and these areas will be covered in a series of seminars and Q&As given by leading agents, editors, and writers. The programme will also include opportunities for students to spend up to three weeks on a publishing industry placement, or to gain valuable experience as a creative writing teacher. The Creative Writing MA at Durham will prepare students for independent research at a higher degree level, or for life as a freelance writer.

More information about the MA Creative Writing is available on our website, or you can email the programme Director, Paul Batchelor.

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