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Creative Writing

University of Aberdeen

12 months
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19400 GBP/year
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About

The Creative Writing programme of the University of Aberdeen is a taught programme designed to offer you a constructive, highly supportive learning environment in which to develop your writing and creative potential. You will be introduced to the processes and challenges involved in producing creative work of publishable quality, whether in poetry or prose, fiction or creative non-fiction.

Overview

At a Glance

You will be taught by a team of widely published creative writers including award-winning poets and fiction writers David Wheatley, Helen Lynch and Wayne Price.

You can take this degree as a stand-alone one-year or two-year part time Masters degree or as a first step towards an MPhil or PhD (subject to admission to further degree programmes either at Aberdeen or elsewhere). It is likely to appeal to you if you wish to develop your knowledge and practical skill in imaginative writing and if you wish to create a solid foundation on which to build a PhD research proposal in Creative Writing.

Careers

Graduates of the Creative Writing programme of the University of Aberdeen are well-fitted for work in the creative industries, including publishing, journalism, advertising, broadcasting and literary agency. Many graduates go on to support their writing through education too and there is a growing demand for English teachers with a track record in creative writing skills and the ability to reflect on and communicate those accomplishments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Writing I: Poetry 
  • Creative Writing III: Non - Fiction
  • The Novel: Environments and Encounters
  • Irish and Scottish Romanticism
  • Public Engagement for Arts
  • Approaching Literature

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK applicants should normally have a 2.1 or above, though applicants with non-standard qualifications are also invited to apply. References are not required in order for applicants to submit an application. They are not usually required in order for a decision to be made but in certain cases applicants may be asked to provide a single academic reference at the request of the academic selector.
  • In addition to the above, a creative writing sample is required as part of your application.
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • RUK students fee - £9,200 per year

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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