Imperial launches first UK Masters in Creative Non-Fiction Writing

A new Masters programme in Creative Non-Fiction Writing will start at Imperial in October 2005. The first programme of its type to run in the UK, the creative non-fiction course will tackle writing at length by developing craft skills that combine analytical expertise, factual research, and explanatory techniques. “To get beyond the image of the half-articulate scientist and avoid the dead hand of the textbook you have to have an edge,” explains Nick Russell, director of science communication. “While there is a large number of postgraduate courses in creative writing to help people who want to write fiction, programmes in journalism and professional writing for those aspiring to write for newspapers and magazines, there is no British course for those aiming to write non-fiction at book length.”

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