English and Creative Writing MA (Hons)

School of Humanities

Combine the study of English literature with our distinctive creative writing course

Date of entry

September 2022



Start date

September 2022


4 years

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

On this course you can study the history of English literature from the medieval period right up to the present day, and combine this with studies in creative writing.

A range of modules give you the option to study anything from Shakespeare to science fiction, Romantic to contemporary poetry, or Victorian novels to Hollywood films.

Our creative writing modules help you explore and extend your own potential as a writer and engage you in a range of literary activities. Our students write novels, stories, poetry, monologues, as well as exploring creativity in non-fiction, essays, journalism, reviewing, and writing for the theatre.

For English literature we start by covering topics such as how to analyse a poem and how to read a novel as a literary critic, introducing you to key skills in critical-creative ways of reading and writing.

We then move on to historical surveys of literature, before exploring in more detail many of the periods, movements, and topics previously covered.

“Every creative writing class was a chance to share and hone my craft, studying and experimenting with forms that were new to me.”

Kai Durkin, MA (Hons) English and Creative Writing student, 2018/19

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