Entry requirements

During the application you'll be asked for the following:

  • your full contact details
  • transcripts and certificates of all degrees
  • proof of English language proficiency if you're applying as an international student
  • two references, one of which must be academic
  • funding or scholarship information
  • research proposal of 250 to 1,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated

Months of entry

October

Course content

We offer an MRes in creative writing.

You can study the MRes full-time, over a year, or part-time over two years.

You'll create a piece of imaginative writing in collaboration with a successful, published author.

You can specialise in one of these genres:

  • poetry
  • fiction
  • imaginative non-fiction

The length of your project can be negotiated with your supervisor, but will usually be around 30,000 words. This includes 5,000 words of personal reflection on your writing.

You'll also take a research skills methods with other postgraduates in the department of English. This gives you the chance to socialise with students on other courses and to learn how to present your work in public.

Your project should show:

  • understanding and consistency in your project and its accompanying critical analysis.
  • a good understanding of the genre developed and appraised
  • the use of relevant and appropriate language to the genre developed and appraised
  • a clear understanding of narrative or other formal strategies adopted
  • awareness of literary / historical / theoretical context appropriate to the project.
  • clarity, economy of expression, avoidance of vague generalisations.
  • evidence of independent thought and imagination

For more information on the course please see the website.

Fees and funding

UK students
Scotland £4,195 p/a
International students
EU £4,195 p/a Non EU £12,500 p/a

For funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
hass-postgrad@strath.ac.uk
Phone
0141 444 8400