CRWT40180 Writing Project

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is the culmination of the MA in Creative Writing. Responsible for a third of your marks, it is an opportunity for you to develop an existing idea at greater length while working on a one to one basis with a member of the teaching team who is an expert in the genre of your choice. The project will be approximately 15000 words in length or the equivalent in poetry and will consist of creative work and a critical commentary.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module you will:

1. Know how to develop a project from concept to creative work.
2. Understand the process of writing in the genre of your choice.
3. Know how to edit and proofread to publishable levels.
4. Know how to complete a creative project to publishable standard.
5. Know how to reflect critically on the process of your writing and your own creative work.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Project Supervision


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Approaches include one-to-one supervision embracing conception, development and delivery of creative project; practical criticism; strategies for redrafting and enhancing work-in-progress. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Writing Project (ENG41930)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Portfolio: 15,000 words of fiction/creative non fiction (or equivalent in poetry), with a further 1500 words of practical analysis and reflection on process and practice. Unspecified n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Regular meetings with supervisor to assess development of work in progress, discuss changes and strategies to improve and enhance work; student will receive notes and suggestions. Post-assessment, three examiner's reports are presented; corrected manuscript is available for inspection.