Postgraduate Courses

FAM5016S Creative Non-fiction

NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 9.

Course convener

Dr. Ron Irwin

Entrance requirements

Students wishing to take the course should have completed an Honours level journalism qualification or taken some Honours level journalism courses or have a strong portfolio of work.

Course outline

This course offers an advanced module in creative non-fiction, the equivalent of a master class in various genres. Distinguished practitioners will give master classes where possible. Students will be expected to have read and to read widely in creative non-fiction and to produce three substantial pieces of work in different non-fiction genres.

DP requirements

Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of written work.


Three 5000-word articles (30% each); class participation 10%.