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MAWriting for Children

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
Tuition fee £11,200 per year
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This well-established programme strongly encourages students to develop new creative work, to give and receive feedback in weekly workshops and to experiment with new forms, audiences and voices. Students discuss a range of work by established writers and consider the theoretical, social and cultural contexts of contemporary writing for children and young adults.

All students must complete five modules including Fiction for Children and The Publishing Project and, as an alternative, students may choose one module from MA Creative and Critical Writing, which includes modules on writing poetry and scripts.

The Publishing Project is a module in which all students develop a personal writing project to the point of submission for publication, for example the development of a publishing proposal, initial chapters and letter to agent/publisher. Guest agents, editors and writers provide specific insights while the production and publication of a group anthology, Litmus, helps develop editing skills.

After completion of taught modules, students undertake their independent study with tailored supervisory support leading to the dissertation – usually an extended piece or pieces of fiction for children.

Programme structure

Fiction for Children
Writer as Researcher
The Publishing Project
Independent Study Preparation

Plus one of the following optional modules:

Fantastic Fiction
Picture Books
Writing Non-fiction for Children

Career opportunities

Many graduates have gone on to become published writers – some award-winning. Others have careers in teaching, storytelling, publishing and the arts.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States