Taught course

Creative Writing

University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in an appropriate subject. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme, presented by established authors and poets, will give you the opportunity to focus in depth on your own practice, and develop both creative and critical skills through a combination of weekly workshops and seminars. In a supportive yet challenging environment, including discussion of your work with fellow students, you will hone your vision and develop a unique voice. As the first UNESCO World City of Literature, Edinburgh is the ideal setting for an exploration of your literary potential, and we will encourage you to become involved in the creative life of the city.

Working with established authors and discussing each other's work, students will hone both their own vision and skills as authors and their capacity for imaginative, sympathetic analysis of writing.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to International Students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit our website.

Fees and funding

Visit the Scholarships and Student Funding Services.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)131 650 3030