Taught course

Creative Writing (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of English
Qualifications
MLittPGDipMFA

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. At the discretion of staff, this requirement may occasionally be waived for candidates who demonstrate exceptional talent in their creative submission.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Creative Writing is a one-year taught programme run by the School of English. The course consists of two semesters with taught components followed by an individual creative writing project taking place over the whole year, but with particular focus during the last three months.

Highlights

  • Individual mentors help you to hone your creative practice and to further develop your expressive voice.
  • The course emphasises best practice in recent and contemporary writing, and modules are taught by award-winning published authors.
  • Small class sizes of three to ten students allows for extremely high levels of individual attention.

Teaching format

Teaching methods include seminars, workshops and individual tutorials. Class sizes typically range from three to ten students, ensuring high levels of individual attention. Modules are assessed through coursework essays, original writing and the final dissertation.

Modules are assessed through coursework essays. The School of English prides itself on its support of student work through detailed feedback and commentary.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500 Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

MFA

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgeng@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2668