Why this programme
Both programmes give you dedicated, supported time to complete a substantial creative work, include opportunities to teach writing to undergraduates and apply to be a graduate teaching assistant for other literature courses, and the DFA additionally allows you to undertake an extended academic research, informed by your work and practice, leading to a significant critical essay or output.
Our students enjoy the guidance of writers including Carolyn Jess-Cooke, Colin Herd, Laura Marney, Elizabeth Reeder, Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh, and critics such as John Coyle, Jane Goldman, Rob Maslen, Alan Riach, and Helen Stoddart.
Across all our postgraduate provision, both taught and by research, students have access to the best of the new and also develop a sense of the origins and histories.
The Creative Writing programme at the University of Glasgow is based in the Edwin Morgan Writing Room with its book, periodical and audio-visual library. There is an ambitious programme of visiting speakers, masterclasses and public events. The University Library with its modern collections and archives is a crucial resource, including the archive for Edwin Morgan’s Papers. We also collaborate with the Mitchell Library, one of the great civic libraries of Europe. And our popular Creative Conversations bring a carefully curated range of visiting speakers to campus every week during the semester.
We have strong links with literary agents and an impressive history of published graduates.
- Hybrid taught elements (literary and practical seminars; workshops; practical pedagogy) within a supervised research context that best support your creative and critical work.
- 24 months
- 48 months
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Creative Writing Literature View 528 other Masters in Language Studies in United Kingdom
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- First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent qualification (2:1 in the case of UK Research Council supported students)
- A Masters qualification or equivalent
International23520 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23520 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4596 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Glasgow
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