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EN911 - Creative Writing

  • Module code: EN911
  • Module name: Creative Writing
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 20, 30, 36

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module is taught through writing workshops. As well as providing graduate students with a challenging and supportive context in which to develop their writing, it helps to provide special insights into the processes of literary production of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. The student works on an extended piece of writing or portfolio of shorter pieces, together with a critical account of the aims and processes involved. Attention is paid to form and also to redrafting and revision, as well as to some of the broader practical issues facing new writers in Britain today, including the workings of the marketplace.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module, the student should be able to develop new writing in poetry, fiction and plays; develop the practice of writing as a vocation and career; be equipped with a repertoire of skills from the memorising and performance techniques of the classical tradition to new technology publishing for the twenty-first century.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 hour weekly seminar

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Other essential notes

this module will be capped at 10 students maximum.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: EN911-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: EN911-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
36 CATS (Module code: EN911-36)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • MA in Writing (Q3P7) - Year 2
  • in World Literature (Q2PE) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Literature (Q3P1) - Year 2
  • MA in Writing (Q3P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and Literature (V7P7) - Year 2