Creative Writing MLittUniversity of St Andrews
Creative Writing MLitt
The MLitt in Creative Writing develops original work while providing critical and creative study in either poetry or prose. The MLitt offers practice-based, technically and creatively oriented tuition by leading contemporary authors with an emphasis on the development of individual style, and the goal of literary excellence.
The MLitt in Creative Writing is a one-year taught program run by the School of English. The course consists of two semesters with taught components followed by an individual creative writing project taking place over the whole year, but with particular focus during the last three months.
- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. However a candidate who demonstrates outstanding writing abilities may be accepted on the basis of an equivalent qualification (e.g. a body of published work or a relevant professional qualification), but such cases are entirely at the discretion of staff and require decanal approval.
- English language proficiency.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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The following module is compulsory for everyone studying Creative Writing:
- Research Skills for Creative Writers
Students who select the prose option for the MLitt will study the following compulsory modules over Semesters 1 and 2
- Writing Prose 1 and Writing Prose 2
Students who select the poetry option for the MLitt will study the following compulsory modules over Semesters 1 and 2:
- Writing Poetry 1 and Writing Poetry 2
Teaching methods include
- individual tutorials
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Students who have a Masters in Creative Writing may apply directly into the second year of the MFA (different fees apply for the MFA
Graduates of the course have gone on to become published writers or pursue careers in a range of sectors including
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University of St Andrews
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