This one-year, full-time taught MSc in Creative Writing fro The University of Edinburgh offers students the opportunity to focus in depth on their own practice - of poetry or fiction - and develop both creative and critical skills through a combination of weekly workshops and seminars.
On a regular basis, students present their own work for discussion and in seminars examine particulars of their chosen form, moving from theoretical considerations to practical applications of these through regular writing assignments.
In addition, students elect to take one MSc literature option course. A programme of guest writers and other professionals offers the opportunity to gain insight into the practicalities of life as a writer and a voluntary but very popular collaborative project with Edinburgh College of Art encourages a deeper awareness of the relationship between text and image.
On beginning the programme, students contract to produce and develop new work, to attend seminars, presentations and weekly workshops as well as the programme of visiting speakers, to respond critically and supportively to the work of their peers, and to consult regularly with tutors.
The programme, which is team taught so students have the benefit of input and response from a range of tutors, aims to encourage students to develop and refine existing skills and to expand expertise to the highest level possible.
Ideally, by hand-in of final portfolio students will have completed a substantial body of quality work.
Having developed your creative skills in this programme, and gained insights and possible contacts within the publishing industry, you will be better equipped to tackle the competitive world of creative writing. You may decide to extend your studies to the doctoral level and pursue a career in academia. Alternatively, you may follow your own creative agenda, with the aim of joining the ranks of published authors.
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