12 months
Duration
15945 GBP/year
6720 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

On Edinburgh Napier University’s Writing Popular Fiction dual degree collaboration with Seton Hill University, you’ll combine online and on-campus learning between two novel-worthy settings – Edinburgh and Pennsylvania. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

You’ll begin Seton Hill University’s MFA in Writing Popular Fiction with a June on-campus residency in the gorgeous Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, where you’ll start writing and connect with a friendly, supportive writing community. 

From there, you will spend a year (September to August) studying abroad on the MA Creative Writing programme at Edinburgh Napier University , while remaining an active part of Seton Hill’s online programme. 

After satisfactorily completed all Edinburgh Napier University requirements, you’ll receive a Master of Arts in Creative Writing (and be well on your way to completing your novel).

You’ll then re-join your Seton Hill University friends at the next January on-campus residency in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. From this point onwards you will continue in the Seton Hill program.

Having satisfactorily completed all Seton Hill requirements, you will graduate with a complete novel and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Edinburgh Napier University.

Careers

  • Book deals
  • Bookselling 
  • Editing 
  • Representation by literary agents
  • International and national competition wins
  • Collaborations with comic artists
  • Publication in magazines and anthologies
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival appearances
  • Marketing 
  • Paid editing and writing commissions
  • Performances and teaching
  • Publishing 
  • Working for national literary organisations

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Assessments focus on practical creative challenges and achieving professional levels of critical reflection, enabling students to become more self-sufficient as writers and collaborative practitioners.
  • Tasks includes crafting original short stories; creating pre-writing materials for full-length narratives; critical self-reflection on your work; keeping a learning journal of progress through one-to-one mentoring; plus developing strategies and content for teaching, public engagement events, and digital self-publishing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply all year round

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirements for this course are an Honours Degree at a 2:2 or above in any discipline with relevant writing experience.
  • Once your application is received, you may be contacted by the Programme Leader with an invitation to submit a sample of writing: this is the second stage in selection. Please do not send writing samples with your initial application, as a detailed brief and deadline will be provided. The final stage in the selection process is an interview: for international applicants, this is conducted by telephone.
  • We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15945 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15945 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6720 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £6720
  • Overseas and EU: £15945

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

Our partners

Writing Popular Fiction
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Edinburgh Napier University

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