Single Module Level 7

Experimental Practice (Level 7, 30 credits)

Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2023


In a nutshell

This is a standalone, 30 credit module and is also offered as part of our MA Creative Writing: Innovation and Experiment degree.

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Course details

All about the course

A series of workshops and seminars, this module explores the history of new creative techniques over the last 60-70 years and examines how writers have sought new forms for expression to address rapidly changing realities.

Topics covered may include:

  • Conceptual Writing.
  • New Narrative.
  • Visual, sound and concrete poetry.
  • The use of mathematical rules and constraints in writing.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

This module is supported by regular workshops, lectures and seminars and independent study.



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What about after uni?

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development or as part of the MA Creative Writing: Innovation and Experiment degree.

Career Links

Our English subject directorate has links with the BBC at MediaCityUK. We also have links with local publishers and cultural organisations, including:

  • Working Class Movement Library
  • International Anthony Burgess Foundation
  • The Portico
  • Working Class Movement Museum
  • The Central Library, Arts Council

What you need to know

This module usually starts in September and lasts for one semester.

It would be suitable for graduates in the humanities who want to either study in this specific area, and/or progress to a broad-based master's qualification.

Standard entry requirements

Standard entry requirements

Applicants to this course must have a good honours degree (2.1) in English literature, language or related subject.

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.

Alternative entry requirements

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: The Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

How much?

Type of study Year Fees
Part-time 2023/24 £712.50 per 15 credits (£1,425 per 30 credit module)

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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Enrolment dates

September 2023

September 2024