English and Creative Writing

Combine the study of English literature with our distinctive creative writing course

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Key Facts

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Degree

MA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Start Dates

Degree Overview

On this course you can study the history of English literature from the medieval period right up to the present day, and combine this with studies in creative writing.

A range of modules give you the option to study anything from Shakespeare to science fiction, Romantic to contemporary poetry, or Victorian novels to Hollywood films.

Our creative writing modules help you explore and extend your own potential as a writer and engage you in a range of literary activities. Our students write novels, stories, poetry, monologues, as well as exploring creativity in non-fiction, essays, journalism, reviewing, and writing for the theatre.

For English literature we start by covering topics such as how to analyse a poem and how to read a novel as a literary critic, introducing you to key skills in critical-creative ways of reading and writing.

We then move on to historical surveys of literature, before exploring in more detail many of the periods, movements, and topics previously covered.

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Important
  • This course will be taught by the faculty of the Dundee School of Humanities

Why Study this Degree

English and creative writing are adaptable subjects which open up a flexible range of career options. A wide-ranging knowledge of the arts, literature, and culture produces well-rounded individuals with a broad frame of reference.

Many of our graduates enter roles in: teaching publishing journalism book festivals arts administration library and information services writer-in-residence positions management consultancy the civil service the creative industries

Some of our creative writing graduates also go on to publish novels, short stories and poetry with a range of publishing houses and magazines.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.