Taught course

Writing Practice and Study

University of Dundee · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in any subject. All prospective students must submit a piece of writing for assessment to gain entry to the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

There are four core modules, worth 30 credits of:

  1. Creating Writing;
  2. Refining Writing;
  3. Researching Writing 1;
  4. Researching Writing 2 or Writing, Texts and Books.

Students take two modules per semester if full time, one per semester if part time.

Masters students who pass the taught part of the course with an average of B3 or higher, undertake a 60-credit dissertation. You develop the theme or idea for your dissertation over the year, with the help of tutors.

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