Taught course

Creative Writing (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of English
Qualifications
MLitt

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.

If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

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

  • Encourages critical thinking and writing – and the recognition of innate strengths and potential – in either poetry or prose and emphasizes the necessity of broad and well-informed reading in the development of an original ‘voice’.
  • Helps to build an awareness of creative industry norms and expectations as well as the potential in different areas, including genre and cross-genre work.

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. The School of English prides itself on its support of student work through detailed feedback and commentary.

Further particulars regarding curriculum development.

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 2018–2019 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2019 entry.

Students take one compulsory module on research skills in Semester 1 and two modules in a chosen area over both semesters.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
EU: £9,000 Overseas: £18,480

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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