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Creative Writing (MLitt)

Course Description

Your programme of study

Have you ever dreamed about becoming a writer in any capacity? If the answer is yes you have a great opportunity to consolidate and expand your creative writing style at University of Aberdeen. You are guided by professional writers. The world of writing is changing rapidly to allow you to self publish electronically online where you may be picked up by an agent, you can write freelance for any number of magazines, newspapers online and offline or you may decide to write and publish on the internet to improve your own marketing within your chosen area of creativity. You need to get your work visible and there are now many ways to do this.

The MLitt in Creative Writing is a taught postgraduate programme designed to offer you the opportunity to develop your creativity and literary skills in a highly supportive, constructive learning environment. You prepare for the processes and challenges involved in publishing creative written work, whether poetry or prose. There are plenty of courses to find your inspiration in which included narrative, prose, the role of literature, Irish and Scottish Women's fiction, study of language, Walter Scott, Visual Culture and more.

Courses listed for the programme

First Semester
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Fiction

Approaching Literature
Critical Approaches to Literature
Special Study in Language and Literature
Novel Ideas: Reading Prose Fiction
Introduction to Visual Culture

Second Semester
Creative Writing: Prose Fiction
Creative Writing: Narrative, Medicine, Psychology

Locations and Dislocations: the Role of the Place in Literature
Contemporary Irish and Scottish Women's Fiction
Irish and Scottish Science Fiction
Special Study in Language and Literature
Scott in Context: Walter Scott and His World
Critical Analysis of Visual Culture

Third Semester
Creative Writing Portfolio (dissertation)

Qualification MLitt

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

• At Aberdeen you get to explore you writing potential at any age with no prior experience necessary
• You can study to Diploma or MLitt level or go on to PhD level
• There are a wide variety of careers from which you can earn a living whilst pursuing your dream book which include: publishing,
journalism, advertising, broadcasting and agency plus teaching.

Where you study

• University of Aberdeen
• Full Time or Part Time
• September or January
• 12 Months or 24 Months

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees:

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:
• Your Accommodation
• Campus Facilities
• Aberdeen City
• Student Support
• Clubs and Societies

Find out more about living in Aberdeen:

Living costs

Visit the Creative Writing (MLitt) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Masters Scholarship - 20+ Awards

University of Aberdeen has a high academic standard and quality within all of its programmes. It wishes to promote talent and encourage students from:
African Countriesto study a postgraduate qualification at University of Aberdeen

Value of Scholarship(s)



Scholarships are available in January and September
You must have an unconditional offer for a masters taught programme
You must be a full time international student
You must be based at the Aberdeen City campus for your studies

Application Procedure

Once you have received your firm offer from the Vice Principle you will receive a scholarship offer.
Instructions will be sent to you about how to accept your scholarship.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A good first degree in any Humanities discipline. UK applicants should normally have a 2.1 or above, though applicants with non-standard qualifications are also invited to apply. IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE).

Last Updated

31 July 2017

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