Creative Writing Portfolio (PGT) CRWRT5037P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course of independent study, supported by one-to-one tutorials, aims to give students the time and attention to consolidate and apply the knowledge and skills they've acquired in the seminars and workshops over the course of the programme. On this course students write and edit their final Creative Writing MLitt Portfolio, which represents a submission of what each student deems to be their best, original, creative work written while on the course. The portfolio can be a single work or include several pieces. A portfolio of collected work might include poetry, script, fiction, non-fiction, and/or experimental work. The portfolio will consist of a creative submission of no more than 15,000 words prose (or a max of 600 lines poetry or equivalences for hybrid forms) and must be written and edited to a high standard.


4 x 45 min one-to-one tutorials
1 x 1hr one-to-one tutorial

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses





Portfolio of creative writing (eg. poetry, script, fiction, non-fiction, and/or experimental work) of no more than 15,000 words prose (or a max of 600 lines poetry or equivalences for hybrid forms) - 100%

Main Assessment In: August

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Enable students to work in a supported learning environment which deepens and gives breath to their thinking and writing for their final portfolio;

■ Provide students with useful critical and creative feedback on their own creative work via one-to-one tutorials;

■ Enable students to gain the confidence and skills to make astute judgments in the creation and editing of their own work.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Examine and apply a learned understanding of creative approaches (e.g. experimentation, rigour), individual literary forms and elements of style, syntax and form to their own creative work.

■ Recognise and apply creative approaches and critical analyses to the editing and presentation of their own creative work;

■ Edit their work into a coherent portfolio of a max of 15,000 words (equivalencies for poetry and hybrid forms).

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment