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The diversity of research interests is one of the main strength of English at Swansea. English Literaure and Language is home to the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW) and to the Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS). Together with other research groups, these organize weekly research seminars, as well as regular symposia and conferences, and promote innovative research and publication in their fields.
Run jointly by the English and Media and Communication Studies, the MA in Creative and Media Writing is a unique programme that offers integrated training in the writing of literary and media text. The MA provides core training and individual pathways in the major genres of contemporary literary and media writing.
• Writing Fiction
• Writing Poetry
Optional Modules (choose 3)
• Feature Writing
• Travel Writing
• Writing Fiction II
• Writing Poetry II
• Writing for Radio
• Writing the Self
After the core and optional elements, students write a dissertation portfolio in a genre of their choosing. This is a creative piece – in prose, poetry or drama script - accompanied by a commentary placing the work in its academic context.
Applicants to the programme should normally have a good first degree. Further details are available from the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor.
AHRC awards are available, and Local Education Authority awards can sometimes be obtained.
The University offers a number of bursaries for graduate study for UK and EU students.
English has access to important English CD-ROMs, including English Poetry Full-Text Database, English Verse drama, Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Brontë sisters’ novels, the MLA International Bibliography, British Humanities Index, and the Annotated Bibliography for English Studies. It possesses the Archive of Welsh English (based on the Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects) and a Raymond Williams archive.
The Library has good holdings in all its research areas, and has collections of nineteenth-century periodicals, including the complete nineteenth-century Examiner on microfilm. The extensive Anglo-Welsh material is supplemented by three other important local collections: the Gwyn Thomas and the John Ormond collections at the Miners’ Library and the Dylan Thomas collection in Swansea City Central Library. Through CREW English is in the process of building a collection of manuscript materials by leading Anglo-Welsh writers, and it will also be involved in research exploration of the newly acquired Richard Burton papers, as well as interdisiplinary studies in collaboration with a new Richard Burton Centre.
Assessment is normally through a combination of examination and course work, however, you should contact the admissions tutor of your course for detailed information on assessment.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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