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Writing Practice and Study

This course 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 a number of literary activities, from performing their own work to being showcased at the literary festival.

Entry requirements

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 3 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, 2 reference letters and written work in a subject relevant to literary study. IELTS of 7 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Modules include: creating writing; refining writing; researching writing 1; researching writing 2 or writing, texts and books.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through creative portfolio and accompanying essay or 2 essays; dissertation or creative manuscript and includes a reflective piece of writing.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

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