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Creative Writing - Place, Travel, Movement, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
The Creative Writing - Place, Travel, Movement course is offered at The University Of Nottingham Malaysia.Based at our award-winning countryside campus just outside Kuala Lumpur, this Summer School Programme offers opportunities for anyone wishing to undertake short term study abroad while learning about Malaysia’s wonderful and varied culture at first hand.


Comes over one an absolute necessity to move…’ (D.H. Lawrence) The experience of travel, and attention to place and space, is a key component of both fiction and creative non-fiction. In this module, led by writing faculty from Malaysia’s first Creative Writing programme – the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus undergraduate ‘English with Creative Writing’ degree – we engage in a variety of forms of reading and writing practice in order the better to express our relation to the many experiences and forms of movement.

Activities include creative and analytical responses to published works, writing exercises in fiction and creative non-fiction, and revision and review of work written in the course of the Summer School. This is an intensive programme, presupposing existing experience and commitment to creative writing.

The Creative Writing - Place, Travel, Movement course is offered at The University Of Nottingham Malaysia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    • Session 1 - Introduction to writing fiction and creative non-fiction: ‘On Subject’ by Sean O’ Faolain and ‘For Young Writers’ by Joyce Carol Oates
    • Session 2 - Grounding Your Story: Excerpt from In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    • Session 3 - Finding Your Story: ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’ by Joan Didion
    • Session 4 - Character: ‘Community Life’ by Lorrie Moore and ‘Bliss’ by Katherine Mansfield
    • Session 5 - Character: Excerpt from Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys and ‘Cathedral’ by Raymond Carver
    • Session 6 - Point of View: ‘Bluebeard’s Egg’ by Margaret Atwood and ‘The Odour of Chrysanthemums’ by D.H. Lawrence
    • Session 7 - Place: ‘Masbabu’ by Dina Zaman and ‘The Life You Save May Be Your Own’ by Flannery O’Connor
    For more information, please visit the programme website.

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    The courses are delivered at university undergraduate level two.

    Applicants eligible to apply will be :

    • Undergraduates, postgraduates and academics from any institutions worldwide.
    • Working adults who are not currently enrolled in any academic programme are also welcome to apply.
    • All the programmes are delivered in English and students are expected to have good English language ability of IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any element, or equivalent. *Other English language certificates will be considered.You must be aged 18 or over.
    • Formal academic requirements not necessary.

    Anyone fulfilling these entry requirements is eligible to apply.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      900 GBP/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
    • National

      900 GBP/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Each two-week programme costs RM4750 per person (approximately GBP 900).

    Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

    • 2210 - 3820 MYR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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