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Postgraduate

Creative Writing (M.Phil.)

1 Year Full Time

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This course, the first Masters programme in creative writing in an Irish university, was offered for the first time in 1997/98. It is based in the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, 21 Westland Row, the birthplace of Oscar Wilde.

The course is intended for students who are seriously committed to writing, are practising, or prospective authors and who wish to develop their writing within the framework of a university course and in the context of an Irish literary milieu. It involves the close and critical examination of the students' work in group workshops and under guided personal tuition, with the study also of the professional techniques of book editing and publishing, and the opportunity to explore the cultural and literary contexts of writing in Ireland.

Applicants, who are expected to have a university degree or equivalent qualification, normally in English or another appropriate subject, will be selected on the basis of a portfolio of recent creative work submitted with the application. The portfolio of sample work should include no more than 3000 words of prose (short stories, excerpt/s from a novel or drama) or 6-8 poems; genres may be combined but this is not a requirement.

Students are required to take workshops, attend courses of lectures, and take one specialist writing workshop, while continuing to develop their own individual work throughout the year.


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1 Year Full Time

Course Url

www.tcd.ie/English/postgraduate/creative-writing/

Course Director

Professor Ian Sansom

 

Course Email

wilde@tcd.ie

Next Intake

September 2017

Closing Date

31st March 2017

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Course Director

Professor Ian Sansom

 

Next Intake

September 2017

Closing Date

31st March 2017