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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 in which to find your inspiration such as 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

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*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

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• Your Accommodation

• Campus Facilities

• Aberdeen City

• Student Support

• Clubs and Societies

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






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