Postgraduate study in Creative Writing

Drawing talented creative writers from around the world, the Creative Writing Programme provides students a challenging creative and critical environment in which to produce their best work.  Glasgow University has had the association of many superb writers from James Boswell and Tobias Smollett in the 18th century, to Edwin Morgan, Liz Lochhead, Janice Galloway, Alasdair Grey, Tom Leonard and James Kelman more recently.  

Our three year Doctoral study in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow offers a unique combination of seminar and workshop elements within a supervised research context.  Students have access to the best of the new and also develop a sense of the histories of the genres they practice.  

Recent graduates from the CW Programme (from MLitt to PhD) have been successfully published and won awards across a range of genres and include: Rachel Seiffert, Louise Welsh, Rodge Glass, Zoe Strachan, William Letford and Karen Campbell.  

Students will benefit from access to a strong lineup of writers, agents, publishers and thinkers working at the top of their fields with speakers like Margaret Atwood, Jorie Graham, Edward Baugh, Graham Swift and Kirsty Gunn.  As the CW Programme sits within the School of Critical Studies, there’s an active and exciting crossover visiting scholars, speakers and resources between subject areas.  
This Creative Writing doctoral programme is designed for talented creative writing practitioners who are concurrently academically gifted and interested in advanced study relevant to their practice as writers and focused on the inter-relationship with art-making and research.