University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Creative Writing

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.

Entry requirements

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 methods

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Distance learning GBP 756 per Credit (EU) 12 months
MLitt Distance learning GBP 756 per Credit (England) 12 months
MLitt Distance learning GBP 756 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Distance learning GBP 756 per Credit (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Distance learning GBP 756 per Credit (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Part-time GBP 756 per Credit (EU) 24 months
MLitt Part-time GBP 756 per Credit (England) 24 months
MLitt Part-time GBP 756 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time GBP 756 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time GBP 756 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (EU) 12 months
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (England) 12 months
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Distance learning September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (EU) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (England) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 GBP 756 per Credit (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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