Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation

University of Dundee


City Campus


The university's creative writing and forensic science experts have joined forces to offer this unique course. It is for budding authors and scientists who want to write crime novels or non-fiction involving the use of forensic investigation and evidence.

Study for a creative writing qualification and enjoy the expertise of the university's world-leading Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification.

You will get access to authoritative advice on how forensic scientists, police and the law work in the real world, offering you an opportunity to learn about the forensic expert in a criminal court of law.

You will delve into the fascinating history of forensic investigation, from its beginnings in the nineteenth century right up to the present.

Your creative writing classes are delivered by experienced staff who will immerse you in the strong writing community in Dundee.

Entry Requirements

Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in any subject. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered. All applicants should submit a piece of their creative writing.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months



SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR


Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing