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Writing the Past, Building New Worlds: Fiction and Non-Fiction

Postgraduate | MAQ-ENGX8017 | 2024

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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
18 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Writing the Past, Building New Worlds: Fiction and Non-Fiction

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how creative writers incorporate different types of research into different forms and genres of writing.
    2. Identify and analyse written works that engage with relevant historical, social, cultural, global and ethical issues within particular genres of writing.
    3. Apply specialised research skills and creative language skills to produce a narrative or other textual forms of creative writing.
    4. Create a major written work that incorporates specialised knowledge and understanding of a specific period of history, or that explores current issues within contemporary, futuristic or fantasy writing.
    5. Analyse and appraise the work of others in writing communities.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-MCW-MAS-2024 - Master of Creative Writing


Admission to Master of Creative Writing.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Creative Writing

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