Call for Applicants «Creative Writing and Cultural Studies»

The Postgraduate Programme in «Creative Writing and Cultural Studies» (1st Specialisation: Writing, 2nd Specialisation: Teaching) aims at training scientists-researchers in the discipline of Humanities and Educational Science with a specialisation towards the teaching of Creative Writing and Cultural Studies.

The graduates of the Programme, at the end of their studies, will acquired the relevant theoretical and empirical background, as well as the skills needed, in being employed into different professional and research fields related to education, as well as to the needs of a broader cultural market.

In parallel to its research mission, the Programme intends to promote actions, draw up scientific studies and co-organise social and cultural events that promote and lead to the strengthening of relations between people through group collaboration and social interaction. It seeks to design an educational policy in order to highlight those cultural characteristics that will allow people from different cultural background and experiences to know each other and to cooperate with each other in matters relating to Education and Art, while, at the same time, cultivating feelings of self-esteem and self-respect.

Postgraduate Titles

The Programme awards a Postgraduate Title of specialisation titled «Creative Writing and Cultural Studies» (1st Specialisation: Writing, 2nd Specialisation: Teaching).

Duration Study and Fees

The course requires the attendance of three (3) semesters in order to award a Postgraduate Degree. The programme is taught in the English language. The Postgraduate Degree is awarded after the acquisition of 90 ECTS. The cost of the whole programme is 3,000 (€) euros. Distinguished Professors from Greece and abroad will teach to the postgraduate programme.

Curriculum

1st Specialisation: Writing
N Module Title Semester Course Category Credits (ECTS)
1 Scriptwriting 1st Compulsory/ Workshop 10
2 Creative Writing – narrative

techniques

1st Compulsory/ Workshop 10
3 Creative Writing for people

with special educational

needs and disabilities

1st Compulsory/ Workshop 10
4 Poetry and song writing 2nd Compulsory/ Workshop 10
5 Narration in the Digital

World

2nd Compulsory/ Workshop 10
6 Cultural Studies and

Narration

2nd Compulsory/ Workshop 10
Post-graduate Dissertation 3rd 30
  Total Credits     90
2nd  Specialisation: Education
N Module Title Semester Course Category Credits (ECTS)
1 Scriptwriting Scenarios

in Educational

Applications

Creative Writing –

1st Compulsory/ Workshop 10
2 Writing Skills for people

with special educational

needs and disabilities

1st Compulsory/ Workshop 10
3 Creative Writing for people

with special educational

needs and disabilities

1st Compulsory/ Workshop 10
4 Poetry and song writing

in education

2nd Compulsory/ Workshop 10
5 Applications of Storytelling in  Education using ICT 2nd Compulsory/ Workshop 10
6 Narration and cultural studies in educational practice 2nd Compulsory/ Workshop 10
Post-graduate Dissertation 3rd 30
  Total Credits     90

Admittance Rate

The number of students admitted for participation in the Programme is set at a maximum of fifty (50) people per academic year and more specifically twenty-five (25) people per specialisation.

Candidates

Candidates can be Greeks or EU/International Students and are expected to have a Bachelor Degree, awarded by a recognized University. Candidates having acquired a Bachelor Degree, awarded by a Technical University are also welcomed.

Requirements for a completed application form:

  1. Application form (online application form linked below)
  2. Extensive Curriculum Vitae, containing all the pertaining diplomas, degrees, competences and skills ( all the necessary corresponding documents should be attached)
  3. ID card or Passport No, a photocopy of your legal identification document.
  4. A certified copy of your undergraduate academic results and degree certificate
  5. Proof of English (B2 Level) official certificate from a recognized authority / institute (if you are not a native English speaker, or someone who has not been taught in English for their first degree subject)
  6. A sample of creative writing up to 8 pages. A literary paper in English evaluated on the concept of the narrator, as well as, the point of view, scene, characters, plot and how they structure the text overall
  7. Bank receipt for payment of 30 (€) euros – participation fees

Acceptance Criteria:

  • Grade of degree certificate (60%) (points from grade score awarded by a reduction in the Greek rating University system 1 to 10, with 5 as min and 10 as max).
  • Sample of creative writing (40%)

Academic references are not required when you submit your application. However, the admissions tutor may request them at a later date to help make a decision on your application.

Applications

Applications will be made from 20/7/2016 to 30/09/2016. Application form can be found at http://cwcs.nured.uowm.gr

To complete the submission of the application process, candidates must send by post:

  • All the official documents prerequisites (see above: Requirements for a completed application) along with
  • a proof of payment of 30 euros (participation fee) by Piraeus Bank

IBAN: GR53 0172 2500 0052 5004 4519 067

SWIFT CODE: PIRBGRAA

(Make sure that stated on proof of payment your full name and the reason of payment: participation fees)

 

To the following address:

University of Western Macedonia
Department of Early Childhood Education

3rd km of National Street Florinas-Nikis. 53100, Florina
Indication on the folder: «MA in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies»

For additional information and state of interest please contact the Programme Secretariat Mr. Matthaios Kargakis,

tel: (+30) 23850 55148, email: cwcs.nured@gmail.com

Departmental Secretary for Postgraduate Programmes:
Ms. Panagiota Terzi
Email: postgraduate@uowm.gr

More information and the Application form can be found at www.cwcs.nured.uowm.gr

Director of the Postgraduate Programme

Anastasia Alevriadou
Associate Professor

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