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
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.
- Creative Writing
- Studying Writing
- Publishing Writing
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCreative Writing View 195 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
- 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.
International18150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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