These courses have helped launch the careers of an impressive list of acclaimed authors including, but not limited to: Anne Donovan, Helen Sedgwick, Kirsty Logan, Jen Hadfield, JL Williams, Louise Welsh, Zoe Strachan, Elizabeth Reeder and many others.
The Creative Writing course at the University of Glasgow is delivered within a clear three-part structure, focused on creative, critical and editorial skills.
You'll be taught by successful and well-regarded writers who specialise across diverse genres. We are happy to supervise students working in established genres but just as keen to see students mix genres or create new forms. In addition, you'll be able to tap into the University's strong network of literary agents and publishers, as well as an impressive list of published alumni.
Regardless of where you live, we will give you the support and online tools to make your writing aspirations a reality.
This online programme is 1 year full time. If you are already working full time or have family commitments, the course can also be completed on a part-time flexible study basis over 2 years.
- Experiment with a range of voices, techniques and genres and consider major creative and editorial engagements
- Develop a critical understanding of a diverse creative, theoretic and critical texts
- Develop editorial skills
- Gain an understanding of literary techniques and ideas
- Access the work and thought of a wide range of literary artists
- Produce extended portfolios of creative and editorial work
- Understand the writing context (audience, publishing in all its forms, the legal framework, modes of transmission)
- Become disciplined in writing regularly in a stimulating workshop and tutorial environment in which writing skills can be acquired, discussed and honed
- Be part of a stimulating and critical peer group that reads, engages with, and appraises one others work
- Understand the means of literary transmission and how these means affect your own work
- Meet, hear and talk to professional writers and individuals from publishing and other transmission industries
- Display an understanding of the mechanisms (historical and contemporary) of literary textual transmission and other forms of transmission (including performance) in their various technological, commercial and artistic aspects
Skills gained in the study of our Creative Writing MLitt may lead to career opportunities in literary and cultural fields such as editing, publishing and arts development. Many of our alumni are successful authors. Our graduates have also gone into journalism, publishing, and a range of other professions. Positions held by recent graduates include managing director, freelance writer, author, copywriter and community arts worker.
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- Creative Writing: Craft and Experimentation
- Creative Writing: Editing and Publication
- Creative Writing Workshop
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesCreative Writing View 25 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
- You will normally have a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent), though this is not a pre-requisite
- The primary basis for admission is the appraisal of a portfolio of your creative work
- You submit a portfolio of original work (poetry, fiction, life-writing or other prose, drama, and in some instances a portfolio of translation work). A maximum of 20 pages (one side only, double spaced throughout) per submission will be considered, and the portfolio can contain prose, verse, script, or a combination of these
- We also require two letters of reference. Your referees should include an academic and a creative referee where possible.
International18370 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18370 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time Home/EU fees are 944 per 20 credits
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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