Creative Writing

University College Dublin


Course Name Creative Writing
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code Z197
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
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters MFA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: 2019/2020 September
Application Date How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MFA Creative Writing FT (Z197)
1 Years

Full Time

Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.
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Duration 1 year full-time
Course Fee MFA Creative Writing (Z197) Full Time
EU fee per year - €7640
nonEU fee per year - €19200

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+This course is suited to students who have already acquired the skills associated with a full programme in creative writing [MA, M Phil Creative Writing, BFA, BA Creative Writing Major/Joint Major] or equivalent and have a work in progress to which t...

Course Content

Expand+MFA Creative Writing
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
MFA Creative Writing provides close supervision and direction of a novel / a collection of short stories or a collection of poetry already in draft form or well underway prior to the co...

Subjects Taught Stage 1 - Core
Line and Structural Editing 1

Line and Structural Editing 2

Novel/Collection of Short Stories/Poetry

Writer-in-Residence Workshop

Creative Reading

Stage 1 - Option
Pedagogic Strategies 1

Pedagogic Strategies 2

Writing for the Theatre
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Careers & Employability
Many graduates of the MFA in Creative Writing establish successful writing lives, several securing publishing contracts. MFA student Colin Barrett (2015) won the Guardian First Fiction Prize with Young Skins then went on to...

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