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Sheffield Hallam University: Creative Writing

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


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Course summary: - Work under the guidance of internationally acclaimed writers of fiction and poetry.

  • Graduate with a coherent and extensive body of creative work.

  • Hone your skills with a focus on writing, reinforced with sound criticism and editing.

  • Acquire the discipline and market awareness needed to create publishable work.

  • Join numerous acclaimed authors as an alumnus of a longstanding, well-regarded course.

This course takes your work, and your ambition, seriously. You'll focus on your own writing, under the guidance of acclaimed authors of fiction and poetry. You'll leave with a body of work you can be proud of.

How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

With a focus on the disciplined honing of your skills, this course is designed to help you become a publishable writer. You'll be assessed on writing projects frequently, with a culture of self-reflection and peer reviews. You'll take part in genre-specific creative workshops, benefit from one-to-one tutelage and take modules based around criticism and research acquiring the grounding that underpins great work.

You learn through:

  • seminars and tutorials

  • frequent assessment, culminating in a major project

  • genre-specific creative workshops

  • masterclasses with writers, publishers, agents and other literary figures

  • presentations

  • editing sessions

  • critical, theoretical and research-based modules

  • one-to-one tutorials

Applied learning - Networking opportunities With frequent guest speakers, masterclasses and a wide involvement with the local and national literary industry, the course provides ample networking opportunities.


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