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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.31k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 16k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Very few budding writers make a living from writing alone. This course offers savvy creative writers the chance to learn not only the craft of writing in an established creative writing department but also to learn about current trends in publishing from world-renowned professionals.

    What will you study?

    Students will study a combination of courses on creative writing and publishing. Creative Writing at Kingston is work-shop led and in the second semester you will be given the opportunity to specialise in the written form of your choice (be it poetry, drama or children's fiction). Publishing at Kingston focuses on marketing-led commercial and trade publishing and the courses you study will focus on the structure of the industry and the core skills required to get into it.

    Core modules
    • Create: The Business of Publishing
    • Special Study: Workshops in Popular Genre Writing
    • Writers' Workshop
    Optional modules
    • Creative Dissertation
    • Practical Publishing Project
    • Publishing Dissertation
    • Do: Work Placements, Networking and Career Planning
    • Make: Content Development and Production
    • Share: Strategic Marketing and Sales

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    What you need to apply for this courseWe normally expect applicants to have:a second class degree or above in a related subject; and/ora demonstrative interest in creative writing.You must also submit a 3,000-word sample of creative writing, a personal statement (1,000 words) plus references.InterviewsWe normally invite applicants for an interview with the admissions director or another senior member of the teaching team. We will ask you to submit a creative writing sample of up to 3,000 words with your application.Prior learning Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. Contact the faculty office for further information. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
    Discount for Kingston University alumniAll alumni of Kingston University, who have been awarded a bachelors degree are entitled to a 10% discount on their tuition fees.The alumni discount of 10% applies to home, EU and overseas fee payers.Humanities bursariesBursaries are available from the School of Humanities for students working on the Kingston University Press (KUP), Ripple magazine or other related activities (find out more and apply after you have enrolled).Annual Fund postgraduate scholarshipsThe Development Office offers a number of postgraduate scholarships for UK and EU students.They are available for all courses (except teacher training/PGCE courses) and will pay 50% of the fees (up to £3,000 for the 2013/14 academic year) for a one-year full-time or two year part-time masters programme.International scholarshipsThe International Office offers awards totalling £200,000 every year, with each international scholarship worth £3,500. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree based at Kingston University.You might also be eligible for an international loyalty bursary if you are an overseas Kingston University alumnus or have a family connection with the University.
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