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Enrolling now: Masters in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) – part-time distance learning format
Sat 11 Sep 2021 to Sat 8 Jul 2023
This unique well-established three-year MSc course is now being taught mainly online with three in-person weekends per year in Bristol UK (Covid-permitting).

CWTP is the practice of combining creative writing and reflective practice for a range of therapeutic applications, individual and social. Tutors and visiting speakers have top-quality expertise and the course has gained reputation over its ten years, attracting UK and international students. Graduates go on to work in the arts, museums, prisons, education, healthcare and many other domains with this creative therapeutic method.

You will write, reflect, discuss and learn in a supportive group. You will see how writing – in diverse forms and styles – can be applied for therapeutic purposes, individual, social and environmental. CWTP has a role in education, the arts, counselling and psychotherapy, health and social care, medicine.

Theory from psychology, writing practice, and arts-in-health underpins the learning. Our graduates have explored a rich range of topics. You will look at different branches of CWTP including poetry therapy, bibliotherapy and narrative approaches.

Dates: 11 September 2021 to 8 July 2023

Seven taught weekends per year ONLINE and three weekends per year in person in Bristol UK. Two years taught, one year dissertation.

The course is hosted by Metanoia Institute London and accredited by Middlesex University

‘The Metanoia course in CWTP has more than fulfilled my hope that it would equip me to develop a sound therapeutic writing practice, it has also been a powerful catalyst for my own creative writing: poetry, fiction and memoir have flowed with greater freedom and invention than ever before. Above all, the programme has introduced me to a community of like-minded scholar-practitioners whose support and friendship I deeply value.’ Geoff Mead, graduate

Find out more and apply here

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