Creative Writing MA Now Available in UCC


Course Title: Creative Writing

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 1 year

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

N.B. The part-time option (over 2 years) will be offered on a cyclical basis and will be commencing again in 2015/2016.

Qualifications: MA

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2014/2015 Irish/EU fee: €5,400 (full-time); €2,700 (year 1 part-time)

Entry Requirements: Applications will be considered from graduates of all disciplines. Applicants will normally have an honours primary degree at (2.2 level or above) in any discipline. (See detailed entry requirements)

Course Code: CKE10 FT, CKE58 PT

Closing Date: Application date has been extended until June 1st

Next Intake: 7th September 2015

Course Overview:
Creative Writing allows us to interact with and shape our changing world; to study and influence artistic values and practices; and to cultivate inventive and authentic forms of expression. The UCC MA in Creative Writing encourages students to be curious about literature, to pursue creative excellence and to develop their writing in a university atmosphere. The course as a whole encourages and supports a full exploration of the creative self while also maintaining a strong vocational emphasis.

All of our courses are embedded in Cork’s dynamic creative milieu, rooted inexpert practice and taught by highly accomplished professionals. A rich variety of modules are available, including Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing. Creative non-fiction options include innovative courses in Food Writing and Writing for Radio.

The School of English in UCC treats writing as a living, evolving practice: students taking the course will read and write in a context in which literature is being performed, transformed and adapted. Some of Ireland’s greatest writers have studied or taught at UCC, including Frank O’Connor, Sean O’Faolain, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and John Montague. Notable poets associated with UCC include Sean Lucy, Tom McCarthy, Sean Dunne, Paul Durcan, Theo Dorgan and Leanne O’Sullivan. The School of English hosts an annual Writer-In-Residence and previous holders of this prestigious post havei ncluded Mary Morrissy, Claire Keegan and Matthew Sweeney.

EN 6034 The Business of Writing (5 credits)
EN 6035 Writing and Experiment (10 credits)

plus 35 credits from a combination of the following elective modules:
Elective Modules

These Elective Modules allow students to experiment with, engage with, and reflect on a diversity of writing practices, and to shape their own creative journey via their chosen modules.

EN 6031 Poetry 1 (10 credits)
EN 6032 Fiction 1 (10 credits)
EN 6033 Writing the Self: Fiction and non-Fiction (10 credits)
EN 6037 Food Writing (5 credits)
EN 6038 Writing for Radio (5 credits)
EN 6039 Creative Industries (5 credits)
EN 6041 Advanced Short Story (5 credits)
EN 6042 Workshop with Writer-in-Residence (5 credits)
EN 6043 Poetry 2 (5 credits)
EN 6044 Fiction 2 (5 credits)

EN 6040 Dissertation (40 credits)


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