I’m in my second year of a Masters in Professional Writing at University College Falmouth (UK). The part-time option is a 100% distance-learning degree, taught online through the Learning Space: gold-dust, as I’m a professional expat as well as a professional writer.
My student colleagues come from diverse backgrounds and have very different aims: personally, I took the course to develop my skills in writing for business and features, to explore writing novels and, crucially, to learn more about the publishing industry.
From the prospectus: The MA has built a strong reputation for giving talented writers the skills needed to build careers in many different areas of the media. That’s because we recognise that only by working to exacting, real-world standards can you rise to the tough demands of life as a writer.
You’ll be immersed in the world of writing from the start, learning how to create compelling narratives and voices before going on to apply these techniques to the specialist areas of your choice. These include Fiction, Non-fiction, Scriptwriting and Business & Editorial Writing.
You’ll gain in-depth understanding of the content industry, learning how to pitch your ideas effectively and how to use the Web and social media to raise your professional profile as a writer.