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MA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

University of Aberdeen
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Course UCAS code: 3500
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  • MA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
English with Creative Writing at Aberdeen gives you all the advantages of a highly-rated teaching, research and creative hub, teaching by acclaimed writers and poets at Scotland's top centre for creative writing, and the opportunity to develop your own writing in the wonderful environment of a historic university with an award-winning library and priceless literary treasures, and a vigorous calendar of literary events. Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing, rated second in the UK for its research output and top in Scotland for creative writing. You’ll study poetry and prose through the dynamic relationship between author, reader and literary text, every period from Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing, and the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works. Your Creative Writing studies will develop your understanding of - and practical skills in - the writing of prose fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. You’ll be taught by widely-published, award-winning writers of poetry and prose, and gain a thorough, practice-based understanding of the creative process and technical challenges involved in developing an original idea into a completed literary work. You’ll develop your own folio of creative work in either poetry or prose, exploring and extending your creative ambitions in writing and a practical awareness of some of the key stylistic, formal and expressive possibilities available to the skilled creative writer. You’ll graduate ideally prepared for a career in creative writing, publishing, journalism, teaching, or in applying your highly-developed skills in core writing, analysis and communication to a wide range of career options.
Assessment Methods:
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.
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15 January

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The university is lovely, nice and calm with enthusiastic and passionate teachers who helped me out a lot. The Uni has loads of places to eat and hang out in the Hub. There’s no SU venue, but Aberdeen is buzzing - you just have to suck up the 20 minute bus ride to town from campus, and there are loads of students in the city so you’ll be making loads of friends quickly. Belmont Street is a guaranteed good night out. Also, has 0.12 fast food shops per 1,000 people, so you'll be healthier at least...

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £1,820
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £1,820
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £15,300
Directorate of Marketing and Student Recruitment:
Tel. +44 (0) 1224 272090
Email. [email protected]

Directorate of Marketing and Student Recruitment:
Tel. +44 (0) 1224 272090
Email. [email protected]

 
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    It's a good old uni in a vibrant and interesting city
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    Terrible terrible place.
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