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4154P - Writing Poetry MA

Writing Poetry MA

Start in: September 2021

Put poetry at the centre of your creative practice with our Writing Poetry MA.

Overview

Choose this master's in poetry to receive expert tuition from nationally and internationally renowned poets. They'll help develop your poetry-writing and reflective abilities through reading, discussion and revision. You'll 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

By the end of this master's in poetry you'll have:

  • 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
  • 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

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your future

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Facilities

Newcastle

The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics is a lively and diverse community with over 700 undergraduates and 200 postgraduates. We are based in the Percy Building. Our purpose-built postgraduate suite includes:

  • several dedicated computer clusters
  • meeting rooms
  • a kitchen and lounge area

Our award-winning Phillip Robinson Library has an extensive audio-visual collection.

The Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts (NCLA) is a world-class centre of excellence in the field of creative writing which contributes to the cultural life of the North East via:

  • readings
  • projects
  • teaching
  • research

The NCLA offers you the opportunity to get involved in our writing community through readings and events that feature:

  • poets
  • scriptwriters
  • non-fiction writers
  • novelists

Past speakers include:

  • Paul Muldoon
  • Claudia Rankine
  • Carol Ann Duffy
  • Carolyn Forché
  • Jorie Graham
  • Alice Oswald

These readings and events may be subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

London

You'll study at the Poetry School in Canada Water. The National Poetry Library British libraries and London's central cultural hubs are nearby. The Poetry School has a small but growing library.

You'll have the opportunity to enrich your practice through The Poetry School's many collaborations. The Poetry School is embedded in the poetry world with links to other poetry and arts organisations. You'll be situated at the centre of a thriving poetry community.

A large and varied short course programme runs alongside the MA. You can choose to access these courses for a supplementary fee.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Applications for 2022/23
You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021


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From the comfort of your sofa you'll be able to:

  • explore our beautiful campus
  • find out about our vibrant city
  • discover what students think about studying at Newcastle

You'll also have the opportunity to speak to academic staff and find out more about the courses you're interested in.

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can 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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