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The MFA programme is a more advanced degree to the MA, and in some instances can follow on from the MA. It differs from the MA by being genre-specific. It also offers courses in creative writing pedagogy and the opportunity to avail of teaching experience on UCD’s undergraduate electives in Creative Writing. MFA students will also be part of a smaller cohort which offers very close supervision of a work in progress for the duration of an academic year. It is best suited to students who are working to complete a full-manuscript and have already taken courses in craft and/or related fields.

  • Develop your own writing skills under experienced tuition and supervision
  • Structural and line editing of the work in progress is a core component and class groups in this module are from two to four students
  • Taught by experienced, published staff of international reputation

Careers & Employability

Many graduates of the MFA in Creative Writing establish successful writing lives, several securing publishing contracts. MFA student Colin Barrett (2015) won the Guardian First Fiction Prize with Young Skins then went on to win both the Frank O'Conner International short story award and the Rooney Prize for Literature. 2015, has also seen the publication of novels by four of our recent graduates; Susan Stairs, The Boy Between; Paula McGrath, Generation; Andrea Carter, Death at Whitewater Church; Henrietta McKervey, What Becomes Of Us. Henrietta won both the Hennessy First Fiction Award and the UCD Maeve Binchy Travel Award in 2014. The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Prize 2011 was awarded to graduate, Helena Nolan, while in 2013, graduate Jessica Traynor won the Hennessy Emerging Poet Award and the Hennessy Writer of the Year Award in 2013.

Vision and Values Statement

A fundamental tenet of the Creative Writing Programme at UCD is a belief in the value of learning from writers who have mastered their craft. Accordingly, the emphasis is on learning to read like writers. Students who embark on this course will already have acquired many of the skills associated with a programme such as the MA in Creative Writing. They will have a full work in progress and will be given close individual supervision in the progress and completion of that work, with a view to offering it for publication at the end of the course. There are two streams in the MFA, fiction and poetry, with six or less students in each, so the learning environment while upbeat and in every sense enabling, is necessarily quite concentrated.

Programme Outcomes

  • On successful completion of the programme, students will have expertise in close editing and overall structuring a work of fiction / a collection of poetry.
  • An in-depth knowledge of successful works in the field / genre in which they are working.
  • An ability to select , negotiate, adapt and implement approaches / techniques appropriate to the work in progress.
  • Mastery of pacing, narrative coherence and ending.
  • Insight into the different sources and methods of research, with particular emphasis on the assimilation of same into the work in progress.
  • Competence in preparing a manuscript, a synopsis and a biog. for presentation to a literary agent / publisher.
  • Participated in a weekly visiting writer’s programme, contributed to an anthology and attend a selection of the literary events and festivals for which the city is renowned.
  • Optional: a broad overview of the pedagogic principals underlying the teaching of creative writing, together with an ability to construct a programme based on same and suited to the developmental stage of students in question [b] An opportunity to teach an undergraduate elective in Creative Writing.

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UCD College of Arts and Humanities

Room A108,

Newman Building,

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

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สำหรับนักเรียนสหรัฐอเมริกา

The normal requirement for entry to a Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject. In addition course work and examinations may also be specified by the College at entry; normally these have to be satisfactorily completed in the first year of a Master’s degree programme. IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

สำหรับนักเรียนนานาชาติ

This course is suited to students who have already acquired the skills associated with a full programme in creative writing [MA, M Phil Creative Writing, BFA, BA Creative Writing Major/Joint Major] or equivalent and have a work in progress to which they now wish to devote the greater part of an academic year with a view to offering that work for publication. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.5 (no band less than 7.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University

A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +.
A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with a score of at least 20 in each section

Cambridge Examinations

English language examinations administered by the University of Cambridge: 176+ on Cambridge English scale (with no less than 169 in each skill and use of English)

Acceptable Examinations:

Proficiency Certificate, Grade C (i.e. CEFR Level C1 or C2).
Advanced Certificate, Grade C (i.e. CEFR Level C1 or C2)
First Certificate, Grade A (i.e. CEFR Level C1)

Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.

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