The Creative Writing course from Edinburgh Napier University aims to ensure our graduates are equipped to succeed - and to change the culture they choose to enter. We will add expertise to your talent and ideas, while you learn in the company of industry experts on this innovative, inspiring course for emerging writers.
Our unique combination of genres and specialisms encourages and enables you to professionalise your practice as a writer. We put genres like science fiction, fantasy, crime and horror at the heart of our learning journey. Writing for young adult readers and graphic novels are just some of the options available to you as a student on our programme.
There are four strands to the programme:
- pre-writing skills, concepts and technique for full-length narratives
- writing practice for first person stories and a range of options
- experimental, theoretical and personal development work
- regular one-to-one editorial mentoring
The MA is a professionalising course that emphasises the publishing industry as a business, and includes sessions on approaching agents, marketing yourself and your work, and understanding publishing contracts. We also offer professional development strands in teaching and learning, community engagement, and publishing on digital platforms.For students eager to continue working on their major project in a supportive academic environment, we have an articulation agreement with the low residency MFA in Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania. This enables graduates of our programme to join the Seton Hill cohort in year two, attain a MFA qualification and complete a market-ready commercial novel.
- Book deals
- Representation by literary agents
- International and national competition wins
- Collaborations with comic artists
- Publication in magazines and anthologies
- Edinburgh International Book Festival appearances
- Paid editing and writing commissions
- Performances and teaching
- Working for national literary organisations
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- Creating Narrative - Writer's Toolkit
- Major Project
- Narrative Practice Vocational Skillset
- Writing Practice First Person Narrative
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCreative Writing Liberal Arts Literature View 420 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
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- 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.
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International15945 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15945 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National6720 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6720 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland total fee: £6,720
- Overseas and EU total Fee: £15,945
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.