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Course summary

If you want to make a career in writing, this course is for you. You already have talent and ideas, we'll add the expertise you need to approach your chosen market with confidence, originality and skill. No ambitions are out of bounds: we love commercial genre fiction and literary experiments equally. We aim to ensure our graduates are equipped to succeed - and to change the culture they choose to enter. We will add expertise to your talent and ideas, while you learn in the company of industry experts on this innovative, inspiring course for emerging writers. Our unique combination of genres and specialisms encourages and enables you to professionalise your practice as a writer. We put genres like science fiction, fantasy, crime and horror at the heart of our learning journey. Writing for young adult readers and graphic novels are just some of the options available to you as a student on our programme. We take an innovative approach to the training and support of aspiring writers, driven by intellectual ambition and practical industry experience. There are four strands to the programme: pre-writing skills, concepts and technique for full-length narratives writing practice for first person stories and a range of options experimental, theoretical and personal development work regular one-to-one editorial mentoring To ensure there is sufficient time to process your application, we encourage you to submit your application by 30th of June. Please visit our website for course details.


Subjects include: Creating narrative (writer’s toolkit); innovation and authorship; creative and editorial development; writing practice (1st person narrative); writing graphic fiction; writing genre fiction; creative non-fiction; interactive media; major project.

Assessment method

Major project.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are an Honours degree at a 2.2 or above in any discipline with relevant writing experience. Once your application is received, you may be contacted by the programme leader with an invitation to submit a sample of writing; this is the second stage in selection. Please do not send writing samples with your initial application, as a detailed brief and deadline will be provided. The final stage in the selection process is an interview; for international applicants, this is conducted by telephone.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 overall with no component below 7.0.

Fees and funding

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Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS