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Creative Writing Intensive Masterclass

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Is writing something you’ve always wanted to do but you’ve struggled to commit to getting that cursor moving across the screen?

Or are you someone who dabbles in writing but needs a confidence boost to start honing and editing their work? The Creative Writing Intensive Masterclass provides the opportunity to work with published writers and expert practitioners who will encourage students not to just start writing but to keep writing.

You’ll be with a group of like-minded people who want to give themselves up to a whole week of writing and to immerse themselves in developing their voice.

You’ll try new techniques and become expert at the more familiar. No previous experience is required; however, more experienced writers are very welcome to enrol – all levels will be accommodated.

Learning and teaching

The module will be delivered intensively from 10:00-15:00 across a full week, and will be made up of lectures, class discussions, small group work and workshops. Class sessions will be supplemented by resources available to you via Learning Central.

A full schedule of workshops will be provided closer to the start date of the course, but is likely to include masterclasses in fiction, poetry, drama, genre writing, editing, publishing and self-reflection.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning.

Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

You will produce a portfolio of work of around 1,500 words.

Reading suggestions

Masterclass tutors will provide full reading lists for the course before classes commence.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.