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Our MA modules

In 2020-21, the Warwick Writing Programme is planning to offer the following MA modules. All module offerings and modes of delivery (face to face, online, blended) are subject to confirmation in accordance with the university's best efforts to reflect ongoing changes to government guidelines. While our aim is to deliver a predominantly face-to-face learning experience in 2020-21, some modules may be delivered online or in a blended format.
A note for continuing part-time students: all of our modules have been re-coded for 2020-21. The new codes are indicated below.
Students may also normally take at least one and sometimes two modules (please check with your MA Convenor) elsewhere in the Faculty of Arts. Please check that external modules have a compatible number of CATS for your degree requirements: 45 CATS for MA in Writing students; 30 CATS for MA in Literary Translation Studies students.
Term 1

CW904 Fiction Workshop 1 (CORE, open to MA in Writing students only)

CW908 Translation Studies in Theory and Practice (CORE for MA in Literary Translation Studies and MA in Translation and Cultures students, may be taken by other students)

CW911 Writing Human Rights and Injustice

CW913 Historical Fictions, Fictional Histories

Term 2

CW901 Fiction Workshop 2 (open to MA in Writing students only)

CW915 The Practice of Literary Translation (CORE for MA in Literary Translation Studies students, may be taken by other students)

CW903 Writing Poetry

CW917 Brave New Worlds: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

CW918 Writing Wrongs Workshop (prerequisite module normally Writing Human Rights and Injustice - please contact instructor for exemption)

Year-long modules

CW920 Long Project (open to MA in Writing students only)

CW921 Literary Translation Studies Dissertation (open to MA in Literary Translation Studies students only)

Research skills

Research for Writing (compulsory research skills for MA in Writing students, not for credit)

NB: MA in Literary Translation Studies students must take EN100 Research Methods, offered by the Dept. of English and Comparative Literary Studies.

Modules not on offer in 2020-21

CW906 Crossing Borders

CW909 Literary Translation and Creative (Re-)Writing Workshop

CW916 Stylistics Workshop

CW910 Writing for Children and Young People

CW912 Nonfiction Writing Workshop

CW914 Seven Basic Plots

CW902 Writing and the Practice of Literature

CW905 Creative Writing

Warwick Writing Programme - a quick guide to your MA degree structure
MA in Writing (180 CATS in total)

All students must take one optional core, normally Fiction Workshop 1.

Full-Time Module Pathway - 4 modules @45 CATS (two modules each term) + Research for Writing

Full-Time Long Project Pathway - 2 modules @45 CATS + Long Project @90 CATS + Research for Writing

Part-Time Module Pathway - 2 modules @45 CATS in Year One, 2 modules @45 CATS in Year Two (normally one module each term)

Part-Time Long Project Pathway - 2 modules @45 CATS in Year One (normally one module each term) + Long Project in Year Two (supervision begins in January)

MA in Literary Translation Studies (180 CATS in total)

CORE + CORE + OPTIONAL CORE + ELECTIVE + DISSERTATION + RESEARCH METHODS

Full-Time - 4 modules @30 CATS (two modules each term) + Dissertation @60 CATS + Research Methods

Part-Time - 2 modules @30 CATS in Year One (normally one module each term) + Research Methods, 2 modules @30 CATS in Year Two + Dissertation @60 CATS

Questions? Please contact your MA Convenor:

MA in Writing - Tim Leach

MA in Literary Translation Studies - Chantal Wright