Full time & Part time September MA 1 year | 2 years
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Unleash your writing potential with the MA Creative Writing programme at Edinburgh Napier University. This innovative course, praised by The Times as a "radical departure in creative writing," is designed for aspiring writers ready to make their mark in the industry. With a focus on commercial genre fiction and literary experiments, you will receive expert guidance from industry professionals like David Bishop, Laura Lam, and Daniel Shand. The programme offers a dynamic range of cross-disciplinary options, including writing for graphic fiction, young adult audiences, and interactive media. Modules cover narrative development, vocational skillset, and writing practice, culminating in a major project and dissertation. The course also emphasises professional development, preparing you for success in the publishing industry. Entry requirements include an Honours Degree at a 2:2 or above in any discipline with relevant writing experience. Join us to kickstart your writing career and unlock opportunities for book deals, collaborations, and international recognition.

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"A radical departure in creative writing" - The Times

If you want to make a career in writing, this course is for you. You already have talent and ideas, we'll add the expertise you need to approach your chosen market with confidence, originality and skill. No ambitions are out of bounds: we love commercial genre fiction and literary experiments equally.

We aim to ensure our graduates are equipped to succeed - and to change the culture they choose to enter. We will add expertise to your talent and ideas, while you learn in the company of industry experts on this innovative, inspiring course for emerging writers.

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Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course are an Honours Degree at a 2:2 or above in any discipline with relevant writing experience.

Once your application is received, you may be contacted by the Programme Leader with an invitation to submit a sample of writing: this is the second stage in selection. Please do not send writing samples with your initial application, as a detailed brief and deadline will be provided. The final stage in the selection process is an interview: for international applicants, this is conducted by telephone.


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