Middlesex University

Novel Writing MA

Middlesex University

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Typology Postgraduate
Methodology Online
Duration 1 Year
Start October 2020
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Postgraduate
  • Online
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    October 2020
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes

Would you like to keep working on your writing carreer? This postgraduate program is for you!

With this online Master degree you will develop your novel at your own pace, at times tailored to your lifestyle, from anywhere in the world. You will be supported throughout by our acclaimed novelists, who are experienced creative writing lecturers with valuable industry links.

This practical and contemporary approach to novel writing ensures you are able to hone your writing skills and develop your book while also identifying gaps in the market and how to approach agents and publishers.

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Oct-2020Now taking bookings

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

you want to develop your novel in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere you want to be taught by experienced novelists you want a state of the art online learning environment you need to be able to study from home at hours which suit you.

· Requirements

In addition to the application form you will be required to submit 2,000 words of recently written prose fiction (a short story, or extract from a novel). You will also be asked to take part in a short on line or telephone interview of about 15 20 minutes. We use the interview to allow us to find out more about you, in particular what you like to read, what you like to write and why you have applied for this programme. We want to better understand your aspirations and interests and also give you the chance to learn more about us.

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Lynn Bradshaw
5.0 11/10/2016
What I would highlight: Through the course, I stepped outside my comfort zone and found a writing voice I did not know I had. The support of my peers and tutors made that possible.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Creative Writing
creative exploration
self reflection
creative process

Course programme

Taught by some of the UK's leading creative writing tutors who are all published novelists in a diverse range of genres, this course is divided into five modules taken over three terms (if studied full time). Each module is designed to be flexible, allowing you to bring your own writing interests and projects to the assignments while extending the boundaries of your current practice through self reflection, research, analysis, and creative exploration.

Note: This programme can be taken full time over one year, or part time over two or three years, whichever suits you best.

  • Writing as a Novelist Term 1 (30 credits)
  • Reading as a Novelist Term 1 (30 credits)
  • Research: Writing, Markets, Audiences Term 2 (30 credits)
  • Developing the Novel Term 2 (30 credits)
  • Dissertation Term 3 (60 credits)

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