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Birmingham City University

This routeway is for everyone who loves reading and writing: stories and poems, scripts and novels, films and plays, page and screen. Your initial studies will equip you with basic research, analysis and presentation skills, particularly as they apply to fiction, and give you an overview of contemporary theatre. In year two, you will develop your skills through two intensive modules, one in creative writing and one in lifewriting, the latter focusing on biography, autobiography and memoir. You will conclude your studies with a module in 21st Century Poetry and an independent study project. The English half of the course comprises literature and language studies, giving you a broadly-based education in English which will enable you to develop your reading, writing, critical thinking, presentation and research skills. Read more...

The MA in Writing is run and validated by Birmingham City University and is aimed at emerging writers. It may be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Modules are available in Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Screenwriting, Scripting/Staging, and Poetry. Read more...

Birmingham School of Media is recognised as a centre of excellence in interactive media training, television production and education by Skillset, the UK Sector Skills Council for the audio visual industries. You will learn about media law and regulation, as well as the public institutions we’re so often involved with. We will expect you to be interested in all news: we want you to be an all-rounder. To that end, we invite a wide range of guests to come in and speak to you: judges, prison governors, community activists. If they’re going to broaden your knowledge and give you a broader base of contacts, you’ll meet them here. Read more...

Journalism is changing - and the news industry is changing with it. Established publishers and broadcasters are adapting to gathering and publishing news across a variety of platforms, while new players, from MSN and AOL to hyperlocal websites, are recruiting for new businesses built around online journalism. Competition for jobs in journalism is fiercer than ever, even experienced journalists are taking the opportunity presented by new technologies to establish new media businesses. The MA in Online Journalism puts you at the cutting edge of these developments, building multimedia newsgathering and production skills, along with enterprise skills and an understanding of data journalism, of the management of user generated content, and of online communities. Also available as a Distance Learning MA. Read more...