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MAProfessional Writing

Falmouth University
United Kingdom, Woodlane, Falmouth
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Overview

Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.

Programme structure

Study Blocks 1 & 2

You’ll start by developing your core writing skills across a range of formats, then choose two specialist options from a selection that includes Fiction, Non-fiction, Scriptwriting, and Business & Editorial Writing — building a portfolio that showcases your abilities.

To help guide your choice of specialism, you’ll take a module that looks at how writers work in different areas of the content industry. You’ll also learn how to use the web and social media to build a profile as a writer.

After completing your specialist options, you’ll take a module in research skills. As part of this, you’ll carry out industry-focused research and develop a proposal for a longer creative project — your MA project.

Study Block 3

In the final part of the course, you’ll work independently on this project, supported by a specialist tutor. To accompany your project, you’ll write a contextual essay focusing on an aspect of your writing practice.

Enhanced learning opportunities We are delighted to host the Writers in Residence programme. Wyl Menmuir is Writer in Residence in 2017, and previous Writers in Residence have included Emily Barr, Matt Haig, Lionel Shriver, Owen Sheers and Philip Marsden.

Students have the opportunity to attend the London Book Fair and Port Eliot Festival.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have forged careers across the publishing and content industry. Potential careers include:

o Full-time author
o Entertainment blogger
o App content creator
o Freelance journalist
o Website editor
o Business writer
o Script editor
o Press officer
o Playwright

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application deadline
1 Jun 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you
Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application deadline
1 Jun 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you