Our MLitt in Writing Practice and Study is like no other Creative Writing course in the UK. Small, bespoke and intimate, it offers you an experience that gets you writing from week one and has you feeling like a "real" writer from the very start.
This degree gives you the opportunity to translate creative interests into a fully accredited postgraduate programme of study, with flexibility and individual needs built into its delivery. It has been created and is directed by Professor Kirsty Gunn, an award winning international author whose work has been translated and published in a number of territories all over the world.
Our programme is distinctive in its approach and teaching, and highly engaged in the world of contemporary publishing, offering students the opportunity to meet with writers and publishers from around the UK and beyond and to take part in our varied and exciting range of literary activities, from performing their own work to being "showcased" at our Literary Festival.
Each module can be studied separately, or as part of a full degree or diploma that can be taken part time or full time.
We can guarantee that your writing during the course of your programme will be productive, intellectually stimulating and highly creative.
You will learn how to
- Create and develop your own writing practice through a series of creative and practical workshops
- Present and talk about your own work with authority and confidence - in the context of literary studies and a knowledge of the creative marketplace
- Read others' writing with sensitivity, intelligence and critical awareness
- Build a significant folio of creative work and develop this into work of a standard that is ready for formal presentation
In addition to producing a range of finished work for assessment during the year, you will also learn about the details of publishing, finding agents, setting your work in a context and making the important connection between the scale and shape of your writing and your aspirations for it.
In addition, you'll have the opportunity to undertake specialist master classes with top-name authors, and go on visits to sites of special interest for the creative student - in the past these have included the D'Arcy Thomson Museum and the Scottish Poetry Library.
With an annual Literary Festival, regular and varied literary salons, poetry workshops, readings from internationally renowned and local authors, and much more, the events organised under the umbrella of Literary Dundee complement the course perfectly.
Who should study this course?
This course is suitable for writers who wish to develop their writing practice and refine their area of expertise.
If you need to acquire or improve your foreign language skills to enhance your postgraduate studies, (e.g. to read texts in a native language), you can enrol on a Languages for All course free of charge.