Creative Writing

University College Cork


Course Name Creative Writing
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MACWE
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) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Closing Dates:
EU Closing Date: 1 May 2022
Non-EU Closing Date: 1 March 2022.

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Duration 1 Year full time.
2 Years Part Time.

The MA in Creative Writing is taught on Mondays and Tuesdays during the Autumn and Spring Semesters (September to March). Seminar hours are approximately 6-8 per week and reading hours/writing assignments are likely to take a further 8 hours per week. The course involves a mixture of seminars, workshops, placement and writing practice and students will work on self-reflexive essays and projects.
Course Fee

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The EU fee for this course is €7,330; €3,700 (Year 1 part-time); €3,700 (Year 2 part-time).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €16,400.

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Entry Requirements

Expand+Applications will be considered from graduates of all disciplines. Applicants will normally have a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or above, in any discipline. For North American students a cumulative GPA of 3...

Comment Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option for the MA in Creative Writing is offered biannually and is taken over 24 months. This programme is taught during weekday working hours and evening hours over two years.
Course Content

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Only you can write the book that you would like to write, be it a collection of poetry, a novel, a memoir… nobody else can write that book. The purpose of this Creative Writing MA at UCC is to give you the tools to write the book w...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Students take 90 credits in total.
Part I (50 credits)
Core Module
• EN6034 The Business of Writing (5 credits)

Elective Modules
Choose 45 credits from the following:
• EN6031 Poetry I (10 credits)
• EN6032 Fiction Workshop (10 credits...

Assessment Method Students are assessed continuously during the course, submitting specified creative work alongside commentaries on their own creative practice.
Careers or Further Progression

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This MA will provide an excellent foundation for a variety of writing and publishing careers, including authorship across a range of forms and styles, journalism, teaching, publishing, and arts administration.

The d...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr. Eibhear Walshe
+353 21 490 2584

Ms. Leanne O'Sullivan
+353 21 490 3891
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