University of dundee journalism

University of dundee journalism

      Small, bespoke and highly creative … Our distinctive writing programme at Dundee has been praised by writers and teachers from across Scotland, the UK and internationally.
“Dundee has become the university with the most outward looking and inspiring, creative and literary programme in Scotland. Having run the Writing programmes at Manchester, Manchester Met and Glasgow, I applaud what Dundee has achieved for students, staff and the wider literary culture.”
Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL (General Editor, PN Review;  Managing and Editorial Director, Carcanet Press)

New Writing DundeeOur courses are designed to help you explore and extend your own possibilities as a writer and to engage you in a varied and exciting range of literary activities – readings, salons, festivals, magazines and more.  Our students start publishing work and creating projects from the moment they begin with us.

Kirsty Gunn, an internationally published writer, is Programme Director, delivering core modules and individual tutorials with the Creative Writing staff team together with guest writers and editors.

Students go on to to jobs in publishing, teaching, books festivals, writer- in-residence jobs – as well as publishing novels, short stories and poetry with a range of publishing houses and magazines.

University of dundee journalism

No wonder our programme has been described as one of “the most exciting” by Richard Holloway (Writer, broadcaster, critic and former chair of the Scottish Arts Council) and “properly creative and intellectual” by Christopher Reid (Poet, critic and former editor (Faber and Faber)).

Whether you join us as an undergraduate or graduate student, part-time or module-only, you will gain assurance and confidence in your own writing.  Find out more below, or you can also get an insight into what it is like to study here from our student blog.

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What will you be writing?

Dundee’s the kind of university any writer loves to visit. Not only do the staff, and the students, know about writing, they care about writing. Passionately. I came away feeling buoyed by just how much poetry can matter to people; how willing they are to let words shed light on ourselves and the world.”  Chris Powic (Poet and Editor of NorthWords literary magazine)