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Long project for MA in Writing

MA in Writing students must receive approval to do the Long Project. See the MA in Writing Course Structure page for details.

The aim of this module is to provide supervision for students with a strong prior record of achievement in writing* who wish to pursue a long imaginative project: for example, a collection of short stories or poems, a novel or novella, or some form of creative non-fiction. The module will provide training in and practical investigation of issues involved in the specific genre and will be supervised by established practitioner/practitioners in that genre.

Students can apply to do Long Projects in fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Though we assume that most students will be writing for adults, we can also support writing for children in all three forms.

*Students wishing to do Long Projects must submit short proposals by 1st September. (NB: Part-time students must submit their proposals by 1st September in their year of entry, even though they will not embark on their long projects until their second year of study.)

Towards the end of Term 1 we shall hold an informal meeting to introduce full time Long Project students to their tutors. Part-time Long Project students will be introduced to their tutors in term one of their second year at the latest and their one to one supervision will begin at the start of term two in their second year. ALL students will make scheduled appointments for their Long Project supervision with their tutors and are expected to keep them as they form part of their monitoring points.

One-to-one supervision will begin in Term 2 and continue until the end of Term 3.

Tutors will design reading lists to suit each individual student.


18,000 words of creative work, which can be in any of the forms supported by the Warwick Writing Programme. (NB The creative submission can be a finished piece of work or an excerpt of a longer work.) PLUS a 2000-word commentary on aims, processes, and responses to reading.

Please see the Deadlines page (under D) for date of submission of Long Project.