Creative Writing Practice and Study

University of Dundee


City Campus


Translate your creative interests into a postgraduate degree that has flexibility, and learn how to write in a productive, intellectually stimulating, and highly creative way.

You will learn how to create and develop your own writing practice through a series of creative and practical workshops. You'll build a significant folio of creative work, and develop this into work of a standard that is ready for formal presentation.

We are highly engaged in the world of contemporary publishing, and offer you the opportunity to meet with writers and publishers from around the UK and beyond. You'll be able to take part in a varied and exciting range of literary activities, including publishing events, readings, festivals, and magazines.

Our students write novels, stories, poetry, monologues, as well as exploring creativity in non-fiction, essays, journalism, reviewing, and writing for the theatre.

You will also learn how to present and talk about your work with authority and confidence, in the context of literary studies and a knowledge of the creative marketplace, while also learning how to read others' writing with sensitivity, intelligence and critical awareness.

Entry Requirements

You 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 - a poem or short piece of prose (no more than three pages).

Start Date

September, January


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