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Writing Practice and Study, M.Litt.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #302 (QS) ,
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.

About

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 

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

      Schedule IELTS

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Upper Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    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

      17275 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 17275 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      7300 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Dundee

    • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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