This international programme links students in the UK and overseas through virtual learning.
The programme is mediated by online tutorials and conferences.
Writers, literary agents and publishers are invited to the Lancaster MA programmes to discuss the professional dimension of writing and publishing.
Recent guests have included writers, Helen Walsh, Jacob Polley, Ian Mc Millan, Susan Fletcher, Andrew Mc Millan, Sam Jordison and Tessa Mc Watt.
You will be part of a vibrant literary community, honing your critical and creative skills whilst engaging with visiting writers and publishing professionals.
The generalist pathway offers a free choice of modules in prose fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and dramatic forms, whilst the specialist pathway in Poetry, Prose Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction sees two of four modules, and a creative project, focusing on your chosen specialism.Entry requirements: An upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in English/Creative Writing or related subject IELTS: Overall IELTS of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element.Assessment: Combination of coursework, dissertation/portfolio and research methodology portfolio.Elective modules explore a wide range of literary fields and genres, including psychogeographies, short fiction, poetry, landscape writing, the lyric essay, and radio drama.Each module features readings, practical presentations on form, genre and technique, peer feedback (verbal and written), and tutor recommendations on how to develop your own work.The digital edition of Cake publishes poetry, flash fiction and reviews with work from established poets and newcomers alike.Go to Cake» Share research and make connections with other researchers.12 Months Full Time This course provides the opportunity for students to pursue an independent writing project in their chosen literary form.Your development as a writer is supported by a specialist tutor who facilitates a combination of weekly workshops and personal supervision.You will also complete the Research Methods and Professional Practice Modules across the first two terms of their course, which all MA students undertake.As part of the module, a number of professional writers visit the course throughout the academic year, giving talks in their specialist genres, hosting workshops to stimulate new work and providing insight and advice in areas of prose fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and other literary forms.