English Drama & Film - Creative Writing

University College Dublin


Course Name English Drama & Film - 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, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters MFA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: 2022/2023 September
Application Date MFA Creative Writing FT (Z197)
Duration 1 Years Attend Full Time Deadline 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 - € 8240
nonEU fee per year - € 20500

***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...

Comment Facilities and Resources
A visiting writer programme brings all graduate students into contact with some of Ireland’s finest writers as well as literary agents and publishers. Every year a writer in residence provides a workshop and individual direction to students. Both MA and MFA students can also gain experience in the editing and production of the programme’s Creative Writing journal HCE, and participate in the UCD-based Associated Writing Programmes’ (Ireland) annual conference.
Course Content

Expand+MFA Creative Writing
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

UCD offers two graduate courses in creative writing, an MA and MFA.

The MFA programme is a more advanced degree to the MA, and in some instances can follow on from the MA. It diffe...

Subjects Taught Stage 1 - Core
Line and Structural Editing 1 CRWT40090
Line and Structural Editing 2 CRWT40100
Novel/Collection of Short Stories/Poetry CRWT40110
Creative Writing Workshop II CRWT40150
Reading Like A WriterCRWT40260

Stage 1 - Option
Pedagogic Strategies 1 CRWT40070
Pedagogic Strategies 2 CRWT40080
Writing for the Theatre DRAM40370
Number of Credits 90
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...

Further Enquiries Contact Name: Deirdre Daly
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8480
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