Postgraduate

Writing Poetry MA

Writing Poetry MA

Part time: 24 months

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Our Writing Poetry MA is a course designed for those who want to put poetry at the centre of their creative practice.


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About this course

About this course

You will receive expert tuition from nationally and internationally renowned poets. With them, you will develop your poetry-writing and reflective abilities through reading, discussion and revision, and will progress to receive formal recognition for your work.

You can choose to study either in Newcastle or London. All classes are in the evening if studying at Newcastle and during the day in London. Newcastle University leads the North East cohort. The London course is run in collaboration with The Poetry School.

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What you'll learn

What you'll learn

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • an advanced awareness of the processes of writing in your own work and that of others
  • advanced your creative ability through practice, reading, discussion and revision
  • learned new ways to generate work, and refine it through the development of enhanced revision skills
  • a range of knowledge on the writing of poetry in English
  • an enhanced sensitivity to verbal creativity
  • an advanced ability to understand and judge the timing and duration of creative projects
  • the ability to revise and prepare poetry for submission and publication 
  • knowledge of the professional world of writing and publishing

 

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Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Fees & Funding

2021-2022 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

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Part time: £4,050

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject. Along with your application you will need to submit a portfolio of up to ten poems. 

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications. 

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Along with your application you need to submit a portfolio of up to ten poems. You can attach your portfolio to the application form. You also need to choose whether you want to study in Newcastle or London. You can do this by selecting the relevant degree code:

  • Newcastle - 4154P
  • London (Poetry School) - 4155P

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Melanie Birch
Events, Marketing and Postgraduate Administrator
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7619
Email: pg.english@ncl.ac.uk

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