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MA in Writing Course Structure for Full-time Students 2016-17

FULL-TIME COURSE STRUCTURE

There are two pathways through the Warwick MA in Writing.

Route A (TAUGHT): FIVE taught modules (compulsory Research for Writing plus FOUR other modules), in which a wide range of written work is produced. NO Long Project.

Route B (LONG PROJECT): THREE taught modules (compulsory Research for Writing plus TWO other modules), plus a long written project in any genre which the Programme is able to supervise. Permission to follow the 'Long Project' route depends on an assessment of the student's prior experience of writing and of a proposal submitted before the course begins, as well as on the availability of a qualified supervisor or supervisors. Supervision of the Long Project begins in Term 2 and continues through Term 3.

ROUTE A: for full time students

Full-time students on this route take TWO modules in the autumn term (in addition to compulsory Research for Writing) and TWO modules in the spring term. The summer is given to writing up, supported by additional workshops and 1:1 tutorials. The course is intended to provide a strong basis in creative work in the autumn term, followed by an element of optionality in the following terms. What follows describes the normal pattern, but there is some flexibility in module choice: for example, a student may be able to study an MA in English Literature module in the spring term, subject to her/his previous academic experience.

AUTUMN TERM

Full-time students will study (in addition to compulsory Research for Writing):

SPRING TERM

Full-time students will study the following two modules:

  • EN906 Warwick Fiction Workshop II

SUMMER TERM

Continuation of written projects under supervision


ROUTE B: LONG PROJECT for full time students

AUTUMN TERM

Full-time students following Route B will study ONE or TWO modules (in addition to compulsory Research for Writing):

SPRING TERM

EN957 Long Project: 1:1 tutorials begin

Plus ONE of the following if you have chosen only ONE module in the autumn term:

  • EN906 Warwick Fiction Workshop II

SUMMER TERM

EN957 Long Project: continuation of work under supervision