University of Glasgow
As a celebrated creative writing programme, it is perfect for those talented and aspiring writers looking to gain adventurous and needed creative and critical skills. These skills, in turn, create opportunities as a writer and can build successes in literary and cultural fields such as editing, publishing and arts development. Student are taught by a number of successful and well-regarded writers and many of our graduates have gone on to be published and acclaimed authors. We have strong links with literary agents and offer the annual Sceptre Prize for new writing, in association with Hodder.
Applicants normally have a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent), though this is not a pre-requisite. The primary basis for admission is the appraisal of a portfolio of the appicant's creative work. Applicants must submit a portfolio of original work (poetry, fiction, life-writing or other prose, drama, and in some instances a portfolio of work in or of translation). A maximum of 20 pages (one side only, double spaced throughout) per submission is considered, and the portfolio can contain prose, verse, script, or a combination of these. We also require 2 letters of reference. Referees should include an academic and a creative referee where possible. Where this is not possible, applicants can provide referees from other areas who can vouch that applicants are who they say they are and that their work and achievements are their own. It is particularly helpful if these referees are familiar with the applicant's writing and can provide references on that basis.
Assessment is via a portfolio of work developed from the student's workshop work. Normally this is no more than 25,000 words of prose, 600 lines of poetry, or the equivalent in other genres or forms (as agreed with your tutor). The portfolio represents a space in which students showcase their best work. It can take a variety of forms and include a range of contents: poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction, and experimental work. Some of the latter, eg performance or computer generated text, cannot be submitted in conventional portfolio format, and these submissions in particular need to be discussed in detail with the tutor.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|MLitt||Distance learning||£ 756 per Credit module (home fees)||12 months|
|MLitt||Distance learning||£ 756 per Credit module (EU fees)||12 months|
|MLitt||Part-time||£ 756 per Credit module (home fees)||24 months|
|MLitt||Part-time||£ 756 per Credit module (EU fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Glasgow||Glasgow||G12 8QQ||Scotland|
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