MLitt in Creative Writing

University of Glasgow - Online Study

Programme Description

MLitt in Creative Writing

University of Glasgow - Online Study

Our celebrated creative writing program is perfect for talented and aspiring writers looking to gain adventurous and needed creative and critical skills. This is an exciting and supportive online course that offers you the opportunity to develop your writing practice wherever you are in the world.

Why this program

  • You will be taught by a number of successful and well-regarded writers and many of our graduates have gone on to be published and acclaimed authors.
  • We have strong links with literary agents and publishers, and an impressive list of published alumni.
  • This programme is delivered online and offers flexible study around your existing commitments.

Programme structure

This program is directed at those who are already engaged in writing. Its clear three-part structure focused on creative, critical and practical issues, distinguishes this program from the others offered in the UK. Taking the online distance learning MLitt full-time: The programme structure covers: Semester 1:

  • Creative workshops and guest speakers
  • Reading as a writer (CX1)
  • Copyright, publishing and the culture of reception

Semester 2:

  • Creative workshops and guest speakers
  • Experimentation (CX2)
  • Editing the twenty-first century: editorial project

Taking the online distance learning MLitt part-time:

  • Part-time year one: students take one semester of workshops and Craft and Experimentation both semesters, and have two tutorials.
  • Part-time year two: students take one semester of workshops and Editing and Publication both semesters, and have three tutorials.

Core and optional courses

  • Creative
  • Craft and Experimentation
  • Editing and Publication


Classes are taught via video conferencing and an online virtual learning platform called Moodle, where you can participate in forums, download class notes, watch a related video, and submit written work for feedback. Workshops and seminars are at set times during the semester; however, these are recorded so you can watch in your own time if you can’t make the class. You are also always welcome to take part in our campus-based classes and events if you are able. You will also have one-on-one tutorials at a time agreed between you and your tutor throughout the semester for extra support with your work. Our outgoing students have found the mixture of workshops and seminars via video conferencing and virtual learning environments to work really well in shaping their creative practice and developing their writing.

Career prospects

Graduates have gone into writing, journalism, publishing, and many other professions. Positions held by recent graduates include Managing Director, Freelance Writer, Author, Copywriter, Author and Community Arts Work.

Entry requirements

You will normally have a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent), though this is not a pre-requisite. The primary basis for admission is the appraisal of a portfolio of your creative work. You submit a portfolio of original work (poetry, fiction, life-writing or other prose, drama, and in some instances a portfolio of work in or of translation). A maximum of 20 pages (one side only, double-spaced throughout) per submission will be considered, and the portfolio can contain prose, verse, script, or a combination of these. We also require two letters of reference. Your referees should include an academic and a creative referee where possible. Where this is not possible, you can provide referees from other areas who can vouch that you are who you say you are and that your work and achievements are your own. It is particularly helpful if these referees are familiar with your writing and can provide references on that basis.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 21, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
12 - 24 
Part time
Full time
7,250 GBP
- Full time fee (Home and EU); 806 GBP - Part time 20 credits (Home and EU); 16000 GBP - Full time fee (International)
United Kingdom - UK Online
Start date : Aug. 2019
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