University of Aberdeen
Creative Writing MLitt
University of Aberdeen

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Creative Writing MLitt at University of Aberdeen for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in English Studies (Non-Specific).

Overall student satisfaction
79 /100
10 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in English Studies (Non-Specific)

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of English Studies (Non-Specific) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21500 £21500 £24000
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £27500 £16500 - £25000 £19000 - £29500


Salary of all UK Graduates of English Studies (Non-Specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23309 £21276 £25018
25-75 percentile range £19679 - £26816 £16238 - £25899 £19034 - £31180

Course Description

The MLitt in Creative Writing is a taught programme designed to offer you a constructive, highly supportive learning environment in which to develop your writing and creative potential. You will be introduced to the processes and challenges involved in producing creative work of publishable quality, whether in poetry or prose, fiction or creative non-fiction. You will be taught by a team of widely published creative writers including award-winning poets, fiction writers and non-fiction filmmakers.

The MLitt Creative Writing is a taught programme designed to offer you a constructive learning environment in which to develop your writing and general creativity. You will be introduced to the process and challenges involved in publishing creative work, whether it is poetry, prose or screenplay and film script. You are taught by a team of widely published creative writers including poets and fiction writers David Wheatley, Alan Warner, Helen Lynch and Wayne Price, and non-fiction filmmaker Alan Marcus.

You can take this degree as a stand-alone one-year or two-year part time Masters degree or as a first step towards an MPhil or PhD (subject to admission to further degree programmes either at Aberdeen or elsewhere). It is likely to appeal to you if you wish to develop your knowledge and practical skill in imaginative writing and if you wish to create a solid foundation on which to build a PhD research proposal in Creative Writing.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Creative Writing MLitt at University of Aberdeen

25% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
15% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Media Professionals
10% Administrative occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment methods vary by individual course and include written exercises, oral presentations and folios of poetry or prose. The MLitt also requires a 12-15,000 word folio dissertation, while the diploma consists of coursework alone.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.

IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted

TOEFL (iBT) 90

**TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: **

Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.

DI code is 0818

PTE Academic 62

Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.

Online test is not accepted

Institution's Own Test

Academic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for 1 year).

Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course.

Cambridge English Advanced

Overall - 176 with: Listening - 162 or above; Reading - 162 or above; Speaking - 162 or above; Writing - 169 or above.

IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.

IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted

TOEFL (iBT) 90

**TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: **

Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.

DI code is 0818

PTE Academic 62

Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.

Online test is not accepted

Institution's Own Test

Academic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for 1 year).

Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course.

Cambridge English Advanced

Overall - 176 with: Listening - 162 or above; Reading - 162 or above; Speaking - 162 or above; Writing - 169 or above.

When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. In addition, it is important to check all immigration requirements regularly and before travelling, as they can change. Students without the necessary visa will be refused entry to the UK. You should allow plenty of time to organise your visa and ensure you are aware of all your responsibilities under the terms and conditions of your visa. Please note that the advice provided via the University is the Student Visa category of the UK's Points Based Immigration Scheme. For further information, please visit the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration.

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships: www.abdn.ac.uk/study/funding/. The University of Aberdeen provides an Alumni Discount Scheme: The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Creative Writing, MLitt, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

The standard entrance requirement is a good first degree in any Humanities discipline. Applicants for the MLitt in Creative Writing are required to submit a writing sample with their application. This should be between 3 and 6 poems, or a prose sample of at least 2000 words.

UK applicants should normally have a 2.1 or above, though applicants with non-standard qualifications are also invited to apply. References are not required in order for applicants to submit an application. They are not usually required in order for a decision to be made but in certain cases applicants may be asked to provide a single academic reference at the request of the academic selector.

Costs

Tuition Fees Creative Writing MLitt

Ireland £11100 year 1
EU £23800 year 1
England UK £11100 year 1
Northern Ireland £11100 year 1
Scotland £11100 year 1
Wales £11100 year 1
Channel Islands £11100 year 1
International £23800 year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees given are at the full-time rate. The part-time fee rate for taught postgraduate programmes is 50% of the relevant full-time fee rate.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Aberdeen in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Aberdeen in related subject specific rankings.

Languages & Literature

    • #5 
    • #26 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

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About University of Aberdeen

Dating back to the year 1495 we find the University of Aberdeen, located in the Scottish city of the same name. The main site of this ancient institution is Old Aberdeen, where students in the arts and social sciences as well as the physical sciences carry out their learning. Meanwhile on the significantly more modern campus site Foresterhill, learners in the medical and research fields occupy their own purpose-built buildings, such as Suttie Centre.

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