Brunel University London

Course Introduction

<b>We designed the Creative Writing: The Novel MA quite simply to teach everything we think a new novelist ought to know. </b> <p>

It combines a focus on the skills of writing full'length fiction with a clear'eyed exploration of the publishing process and related creative fields.<p>

The programme is designed around the core activity of producing a major prose fiction project, which can be a novel fragment with synopsis, a novella or a collection of short stories, of publishable quality and produced in a marketable form.<p>

This MA has attracted considerable interest among publishers and literary agents, many of whom participate actively in the programme. <p>

The Curtis Brown Prize, worth £1,500, is awarded annually to a student from the MA programme in Creative Writing: The Novel. The winner is chosen by senior agents at Curtis Brown, the leading literary and talent agency, from amongst those students who achieve an A or A* grade for their dissertation. Curtis Brown may also, at their discretion, make an offer of representation to the winner.

Course Modules

<b>Modules include:</b> <p> Elements of fiction; <p> Planning a novel; <p> Paths to publication; <p> Dissertation. <p> <b>Optional modules:</b> Writers at work; <p> Features and screenwriting. <p> <i> Please visit our website for more information </i>

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £7,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £16,200 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £3,850 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £8,100 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A UK 1st or 2nd Class (2.1) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. Other qualifications and relevant professional or practical experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Applicants to this programme who do not have a degree in English or creative writing have taken courses such as those offered by the Open University or the Arvon Foundation or have attended private writing workshops. Applicants should be able to show that they have developed their writing and their understanding of literature through private study. A sample of applicants' fiction writing between 2 and 5000 words which they feel demonstrates appropriate ability and commitment will be required at application stage. Applicants may be invited to an interview. Entry criteria are subject to change. English language requirements: IELTS: 7.5 (min 7 in all areas); Pearson: 73 (64 in all subscores); BrunELT: 75 per cent (min 70 per cent in all areas).