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Writing Practice and Study

University of Dundee

M.Litt.
12 months
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18150 GBP/year
7650 GBP/year
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Small, bespoke and intimate, the Writing Practice and Study course from University of Dundee gets you writing from week one and has you feeling like a "real" writer from the very start.

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Overview

This Writing Practice and Study degree from University of Dundee gives you the opportunity to translate creative interests into a fully accredited postgraduate programme of study, with flexibility and individual needs built into its delivery.

 It has been created and is directed by Professor Kirsty Gunn, an award winning international author whose work has been translated and published in a number of territories all over the world.

This programme is distinctive in its approach and teaching, and highly engaged in the world of contemporary publishing, offering students the opportunity to meet with writers and publishers from around the UK and beyond and to take part in our varied and exciting range of literary activities, from performing their own work to being "showcased" at our Literary Festival.

You will learn how to

  • Create and develop your own writing practice through a series of creative and practical workshops
  • Present and talk about your own work with authority and confidence - in the context of literary studies and a knowledge of the creative marketplace
  • Read others' writing with sensitivity, intelligence and critical awareness
  • Build a significant folio of creative work and develop this into work of a standard that is ready for formal presentation

Careers

The graduates go on to be involved in a range of exciting literary activities - that range from publication of creative work to participation in national festivals and reading events.

Recent students' successes include a first novel coming out with Sandstone this year, a placement in Canongate Publishing, Writers' Awards from Creative Scotland and the Scottish Books Trust, and the performance of a play.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Writing 
  • Studying Writing 
  • Publishing Writing 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in any subject. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered. All applicants should submit a piece of their creative writing - a poem or short piece of prose (no more than three pages). 
  • An explanation of the creative project may also be included with the application. Applicants should also provide, as part of their postgraduate application, copies of their degree transcript and, if applicable, a copy of their degree award certificate, two reference letters and written work in a subject relevant to literary study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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