Creative Writing

Maynooth University


Course Name Creative Writing
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHK84 MHK85
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters MA
PAC Application Information

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PAC Code
MHK84 Full-time
MHK85 Part-time

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

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Entry Requirements

Expand+B.A. degree with a subject mark in English, or a cognate discipline, of 2.1 or higher, or international equivalent.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.


Course Content

Expand+The MA in Creative Writing combines workshops and seminars with one-on-one mentoring of writing projects. Students may take optional modules in literature or other creative modules from across the Faculty, such as Writing for Screen Media. Assessment...

Subjects Taught Students take compulsory modules in Creative Prose (combined 20 credits), Literature, Creativity, and Society (10 credits), and Individual Project Development, which runs across two semesters (combined 20 credits). The creative dissertation (30 credits) is undertaken in the spring and summer (Semester 2). Students take 10 credits in optional modules from a selection offered in the Department and across the Faculty, including literature modules and Writing for Screen Media.
Careers or Further Progression Career options:
The skills gained in the MA equip students for careers in fields such as professional editing, professional writing, and the creative industries.

For some students, the MA serves as essential preparation for a PhD in Creative Writing.
Further Enquiries Programme Director: Prof. Lauren Arrington

Address Department of English, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
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