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Do you dream about becoming a writer? Now is your opportunity to start refining your skills and developing your knowledge in the industry. The Diploma/MLitt in Creative Writing is a taught postgraduate programme designed to offer you the opportunity to develop your creativity and literary skills in a highly supportive, constructive learning environment. It introduces you to the processes and challenges involved in publishing creative written work, whether poetry or prose.

It will appeal to you if you wish to develop your own knowledge and practical skill in imaginative writing, and creates a solid foundation towards a PhD research proposal in Creative Writing for those who want to teach it.

Industry Links and Careers

Lecturers of this subject are renowned writers in their own field and able to provide a lot of information and advice. Graduates work in a variety of creative industries including publishing, journalism, advertising, broadcasting or as a literary agent. It is a great industry to be involved in.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught be renowned writers of fiction and poetry. There are several engagement events throughout the year in Aberdeen which promote creative writing including May Festival and further literary festivals take place around Scotland and the Highlands.
  • This programme is for anyone of any age, background, nationality or experience as it is designed as a grounding for your personal development in this creative industry. You start to prepare for your career as a writer by developing a portfolio of work, refining your writing style and understanding the different genres and styles of writing you can potentially enter into.

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

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