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O que eu aprenderei?

Welcome to MA Creative Writing and Publishing

MA Creative Writing and Publishing is an exciting and innovative Master's programme offered by the University of Lincoln in partnership with The Guardian.

Fusing academia and creativity with industry insights, this programme offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and build a portfolio with support from an academic coach and professionals in the publishing industry.

Teaching is enhanced by workshops, readings, and masterclasses by acclaimed authors from a range of genres, and professionals from major publishers also contribute to the teaching and support, alongside Guardian editors and writers.

Previous speakers have included former Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy; naturalist Chris Packham; poet Patience Agbabi, award-winning children's writer Laura Dockrill; celebrated authors Max Porter, Elif Shafak, Diana Evans, Kerry Hudson, Bernardine Evaristo, and Nikesh Shukla; literary agent Nicola Barr; as well as The Guardian's Associate Editor for Culture Claire Armitstead; theatre critic Arifa Akbar; columnist Polly Toynbee; writer Simon Hattenstone; and Observer critic Miranda Sawyer.

A focus on the business of publishing aims to prepare students for entering the competitive world of contemporary publishing, as well as to develop the necessary skills such as creating an elevator pitch and writing first-rate submission letters to attract publishers and agents, building an understanding of what editors are looking for, and learning about the publisher/reader relationship.

How You Study

Students have the opportunity to work across different genres and formats including poetry, fiction, life writing, and script writing, to work with editors and publishers, and to write an extended piece of creative literature.

Staff involved in the teaching of this specialist programme may include published novelists, poets, and scriptwriters. The programme takes advantage of links to professional environments within journalism and London-based publishing to enhance student opportunities. There is the opportunity to engage with editors and journalists working at The Guardian who provide additional masterclasses in aspects of professional writing.

Modules aim to develop the skills required to become a successful writer and to provide the creative freedom to become proficient through practice in a favoured genre. Please refer to the Modules tab for more detailed information

How You Are Assessed

Students will be continuously assessed through a variety of exercises. These range from writing prose fiction, poetry, and drama, adapting work from one genre to another, editing, writing within the conventions of a specific genre, or undertaking a piece of life-writing. The final piece of work required is a 15,000-word creative project, including a critical reflection. Submitted works are collated into portfolios, with evaluations on style and technique.

Career Opportunities

This course aims to prepare students for entering the competitive world of contemporary publishing, as well as to engage with necessary skills such as creating an elevator pitch and writing first-rate submission letters to attract publishers and agents, develop an understanding of what editors are looking for, and learn about the publisher/reader relationship.

Through a combination of academic study and workshop activities, the programme can enhance the transferable skills within creative writing, preparing students for occupations in areas such as publishing, lifestyle journalism, and public relations.

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of English and Journalism

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

£12.000,00 (R$ 77.320) por ano
Esta é uma taxa fixa

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

26 Setembro 2022


Lincoln (Main Site)

Brayford Pool,



LN6 7TS, England

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Entry requirements for postgraduate (master degree) programmes vary by course although applicants must successfully complete a US Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8 (some courses may require a GPA of 3.2). Some of our postgraduate programmes, the major / content of your undergraduate degree will be taken into consideration. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each band score). Some courses require a higher IELTS score.

Para estudantes internacionais

Students will require a first or second class honours degree from any subject. Relevant professional experience will also be considered. International Students who require a Tier 4 student visa are not eligible to apply for this course but international students on alternative appropriate visas may apply. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a (minimum score 6.5 in all components). TOEFL IBT with overall score of 100.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


Sobre University of Lincoln

A universidade oferece uma experiência memorável ao aluno, investindo mais de £ 300 milhões desde 2001 para criar um ambiente estudantil moderno.

  • Top 20 UK Uni pela experiência e satisfação do aluno
  • Grande variedade de cursos disponíveis para os estudantes
  • Comunidade multicultural com estudantes de mais de 135 países
  • Localizada no coração da cidade histórica de Lincoln

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