MA Creative Writing / Course details

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Writing Poems II

Course unit fact file
Unit code ENGL71732
Credit rating 30
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by English and American Studies
Available as a free choice unit? No


This course will build on the knowledge and skills developed in Poetry Workshop I. The focus will again be on reading and critiquing work-in-progress, and most class time will be devoted to this. Students will be encouraged to further develop and refine their own work with an eye towards producing their final portfolio over the summer


'To further develop students' critical reading skills, so they are able to offer clear and constructive feedback on work-in-progress
-To enable students to develop the knowledge and confidence to successfully produce a final portfolio of twenty to twenty five poems
-To further develop students' awareness and understanding of the formal and thematic traditions of poetry in English.
-To encourage students to improve their own writing by responding intelligently and selectively to a variety of feedback.

Learning outcomes

'Offer feedback on work-in-progress, which is intelligent and useful and which demonstrates and understanding of the range and traditions of poetry in English
-Understand and make use of a range of poetic forms and techniques
-Recognise the typical strengths and weaknesses of their own writing so as to be able to more effectively revise and improve their work in response to feedback
-Confidently embark on the writing of a final portfolio.

Assessment methods

Portfolio 100%


Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 33
Independent study hours
Independent study 267

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Frances Leviston Unit coordinator

Additional notes

*Only available to students on the MA in Creative Writing*

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