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Creative Writing Practice & Study MLitt

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Translate your creative interests into a postgraduate degree that has flexibility, and learn how to write in a productive, intellectually stimulating, and highly creative way.

You will learn how to create and develop your own writing practice through a series of creative and practical workshops. You'll build a significant folio of creative work, and develop this into work of a standard that is ready for formal presentation.

We are highly engaged in the world of contemporary publishing, and offer you the opportunity to meet with writers and publishers from around the UK and beyond. You'll be able to take part in a varied and exciting range of literary activities, including publishing events, readings, festivals, and magazines.

Our students write novels, stories, poetry, monologues, as well as exploring creativity in non-fiction, essays, journalism, reviewing, and writing for the theatre.

You will also learn how to present and talk about your work with authority and confidence, in the context of literary studies and a knowledge of the creative marketplace, while also learning how to read others' writing with sensitivity, intelligence and critical awareness.

In addition, you'll explore the details of publishing, finding agents, setting your work in a context and making the important connection between the scale and shape of your writing and your aspirations for it.

There will be opportunities to undertake specialist master classes with top-name authors, and go on visits to sites of special interest.


Graduates can go on to become festival managers, editors, published authors and poets, writing teachers, and performers. Previous student successes have included:

  • publishing novels with Sandstone, Polygon, and Contraband
  • a placement in Canongate Publishing
  • writers' awards from Creative Scotland and the Scottish Books Trust
  • inclusion in the Sunday Times 'Must Read' list
  • the performance of a play.

Application deadline

01 September 2021, 17 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

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  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

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