Postgraduate taught 

Creative Writing MLitt: online distance learning

What our students say

What our students say

"One of the wisest moves of my professional career was doing the Mlitt in Creative Writing at Glasgow University. I worked with the finest of tutors and with their generous support and creative insights I actually discovered what it was I wanted to write. I feel I got to know my novel at Glasgow University and one year on I know exactly where I am going with it". Lisa O’Donnell (2015)

"The Creative Writing Programme introduced me to a community of writers, in person and from a distance, who I hope to communicate with for life. It taught me the value of maintaining a writing structure around my already busy life. I learned to find inspiration everywhere but also discovered how the tools in my toolbox could translate that inspiration into something on the page. It gave me the confidence and perhaps even the permission to describe myself to others as 'a writer." Joanne Young (2015)

"After years of self-doubt and internal debate, I signed up for the MLitt Distance Learning programme while living in Japan. While the volume of work was challenging, I can honestly say that the programme was the best thing that has ever happened for my writing. Weekly video workshops with my cohort and tutors provided me with a wonderful sounding board and space for experimentation, and the frequency of assignments got me into the habit of writing regularly. The course also helped to develop skills in terms of "reading like an author" and provided exposure to the world of publishing from the perspective of publishers, literary agents and published alumni. Overall I feel like the course has allowed me to be more confident and polished in my writing, but most valuably has provided me with the skills to continue to analyse myself and my work." Nichola Deadman

"I wanted to study for a distance creative writing Masters so I could work around my family and freelance work, and this course allowed me to do that - with the benefit of being able to go to Glasgow for a tutorial when I had a couple of free days. I began the course with an idea of the kind of writer I was and expected my studies to confirm it, but I've been surprised at how my writing has changed. I'm leaving at the end of the year with two big projects to carry on with, neither of which would have developed in the way they have without the direction of the course and teaching staff." Sarah Palmer (2015)