Taught course

Creative Writing Practice and Study

University of Dundee · School of Humanities

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Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in any subject. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Translate your creative interests into a postgraduate degree that has flexibility, and learn how to write in a productive, intellectually stimulating, and highly creative way.

You will learn how to create and develop your own writing practice through a series of creative and practical workshops. You'll build a significant folio of creative work, and develop this into work of a standard that is ready for formal presentation.

We are highly engaged in the world of contemporary publishing, and offer you the opportunity to meet with writers and publishers from around the UK and beyond. You'll be able to take part in a varied and exciting range of literary activities, including publishing events, readings, festivals, and magazines.

Our students write novels, stories, poetry, monologues, as well as exploring creativity in non-fiction, essays, journalism, reviewing, and writing for the theatre.

You will also learn how to present and talk about your work with authority and confidence, in the context of literary studies and a knowledge of the creative marketplace, while also learning how to read others' writing with sensitivity, intelligence and critical awareness.

In addition, you'll explore the details of publishing, finding agents, setting your work in a context and making the important connection between the scale and shape of your writing and your aspirations for it.

There will be opportunities to undertake specialist master classes with top-name authors, and go on visits to sites of special interest.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    MLitt in Writing Practice and Study offers students the opportunity of translating creative interests into a fully accredited postgraduate programme of study with flexibility and individual needs built into its delivery.

Course contact details

Prof Kirsty Gunn
+44 (0)1382 386680