Master Creative Writing and Publishing - Máster en Escritura Creativa y Publicidad
The MA Creative Writing is part-time and designed to fit around professional working life. The degree is project-centred, giving you the chance to carry out a creative, practice-based or academic project in Creative Writing. If accepted on to the course, you will conduct a project over two years, under our supervision, as well produce a dissertation in the second year on a related theme.
Our staff are able to provide expert guidance for a wide range of projects and dissertations, and most of the teaching on the course takes place through one-to-one tuition with a Creative Writing specialist. The foundation of our expertise lies in the Centre for Media and Culture Research, which has an established research and publication record. As a Masters student, you are invited to the Centre’s regular research seminars and public lectures.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
Typical applicants are working full or part-time in the creative arts, communication and cultural industries, with a good first degree in the arts, humanities or social sciences, or equivalent professional experience. Applicants should have a strong interest in developing an arts or media project.
•Project research and development
•3 months extension for your dissertation
Brief assessment outline
A project proposal of 2,500 words or in an alternative form agreed with your tutor and the course director.
A research report in the form of 1,500-2,500 words which, where appropriate, includes a prototype project in a relevant media form negotiated and agreed with your tutor and the course director.
A project production in a form to be negotiated with your tutor and agreed with the course director.
A project evaluation in the form of a 2,500 word report or in an alternative form agreed with your tutor and the course director.
A dissertation of 12-15,000 words, the subject and format of which must be agreed with your tutor and the course director.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:
•direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
•Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
•mentoring and work shadowing schemes.