Master Creative Writing: Writing the City Full time - Máster en Escritura Creativa
The MA consists of five core modules (including the Dissertation) and one optional creative writing module, and is offered both full- and part-time. Full-time students study 180 credits in the academic year, while part-time students will normally complete 180 credits in two academic years.
Teaching methods include weekly two-hour lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical sessions and workshops, together with independent, student-directed study. The Dissertation module consists of preliminary workshops focused on relevant research skills followed by individual tutorials with your supervisor. Assessment is through coursework in the form of essays, reports, oral presentations and creative writing portfolios, as well as the final 15,000-word dissertation. There are no formal examinations.
You are normally required to have a good first degree or equivalent. Applications from mature candidates with demonstrable relevant experience and professional qualifications (eg CELTA, DELTA) are welcomed. Such applicants may be required to undertake a written entrance test in the form of a short 1,500-word essay and assemble a work-experience portfolio (testimonials, job descriptions, etc). You will also need to give two academic references and submit a portfolio of creative writing, which should not exclusively include poetry. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and 7.0 in writing (or equivalent).
The course provides you with a unique combination of theoretical academic study, robust practical application, and skills development in English language teaching. There is a particular focus on using creative writing in the classroom as a significant part of your portfolio of skills as a teacher.
CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN LANGUAGE TEACHING
LANGUAGE AND LEARNING: DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS
USING LITERATURE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
CONFLICT AND THE CITY (WRITING DRAMA)
LANGUAGE AND THE IMAGINATION (POETIC WRITING)
MAPPING THE CITY
TALES OF THE CITY (PROSE WRITING)
THE WRITING BUSINESS
This course is intended to move you to a new level in your career as a teacher or writer by developing your skills as a sophisticated critical practitioner, and your knowledge base of pedagogy, the English language and its use in verbal art. You will receive the training and preparation to make significant professional contributions as an instructor, manager or researcher.