The MA in Writing Poetry is an accredited degree with Newcastle University and The Poetry School, delivered as a part-time course over two years. Students are based either in London or Newcastle upon Tyne during term time, and come together to participate in a one week Summer School which alternates between the two cities each year.
The MA is firmly rooted in the publishing, performing and promoting poetry world with established poets, including Glyn Maxwell and Tamar Yoseloff in London and Tara Bergin, Bill Herbert, Sean O’Brien and Jacob Polley in Newcastle. There will also be guest tutors from the Poetry School’s teaching community and from Newcastle University.
Year One: Poetry Masterclass (1), Poetry Workshop (1), Summer School (1)
Year Two: Poetry Masterclass (2), Poetry Workshop (2), Summer School (2), Portfolio
The Poetry Masterclasses are taught from September to December, and the Poetry Workshops from January to May, with weekly group meetings, and 1:1 tutorials. Summer Schools run for one week, and the Portfolio is a work in progress throughout the course, with individual tutorials held towards the end of the second year.