Writing Fiction: The Novel ADED11344

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will focus on the discussion of students' fiction with particular emphasis on novel writing. A contemporary novel will be studied and analysed during the course.


Block 1: Tuesday 19.00 - 21.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To introduce students to prose writing in the novel form. 

To build students' knowledge of approaches to writing prose fiction in the novel form.

To embark upon writing new fiction or develop existing work.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students should be able to:

Analyse elements of structural composition in prose fiction

Interpret texts in terms of structured creative writing techniques

Write prose fiction within the novel form.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits