Do you already have experience as a writer? Would you like a chance to develop your skills even more and view your work from a new perspective? A course in creative writing may be the first step towards achieving these goals. Bangor University offers an excellent range of opportunities for postgraduate studies in a dynamic critical and creative environment to expand your creative writing capabilities.
The MA in Creative Writing is taught by staff who are rich in expertise in this area. Instructors are both published writers and practising academics who are thoroughly experienced in the challenges of university research.
Here is a sample of some of the course work below which is available to students.
- Creative Writing: Poetry (30 credits): A series of group seminars invites students to experiment with a range of approaches to poetry, from the use of traditional forms to innovative techniques for exploring language. Participants read and discuss contemporary poetry, and develop a portfolio of their own work with individual supervision.
- Creative Writing: Prose (30 credits): Taught initially by seminar, followed by individual supervision, this module presents advanced fiction writing techniques, focusing on how character, plot, setting, tone and style contribute to compelling narrative, and on how conventions of genre may be challenged. Assessment is by a portfolio of fiction.
- Introduction to Literary Theory, Scholarship and Research (30 credits): This module offers the opportunity to study alongside MA students in the subject area, and to share ideas about authorship, the history of the book, and some key contemporary perspectives on the relationship between literature and the culture in which it is produced. For writers, this module offers a valuable insight into how your creative work relates to its wider context.
Bangor University is known for its excellence in both teaching and research and is located on a beautiful campus in Wales. If you are applying from Canada to this program or are interested in finding out about some of the other postgraduate opportunities here, please contact Barclay Educational Services. Barclay is a recognized agent for Bangor University and as such there is no cost to students for our assistance. The University pays our fee. Please email Jackie at JSB@barclayedu.com