Taught course

Creative Writing

University of Strathclyde · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in any subject, plus a portfolio of creative writing.

This should include one of the following: 2,000 words of prose (fiction or creative non-fiction), or up to 10 poems (no more than 40 lines in length), or a fifteen-page screenplay; and an outline of the creative work you might develop during the degree (no more than two A4 pages).

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed across three semesters, with each class intended to develop not just the skills aspiring writers need, but the right skills at the right stage in their development. The structure of the MLitt gives writers the freedom to pursue their chosen forms and genres in terms of their creative work, while providing guidance and support in an academic context too. The staff team aim for a collegiate, supportive atmosphere – we aren’t just a writing course, we’re a writing community.

Strathclyde staff can offer specialist tuition in a wide range of genres including:

  • contemporary fiction & non-fiction
  • historical fiction & fiction for young adults
  • screenwriting
  • poetry

Information for international students

Please check our English requirements before making your application.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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