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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : English Literature

Postgraduate Course: MSc Creative Writing Dissertation (ENLI11032)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryStudents must gain an overall coursework pass of 50% or above in order to proceed to the dissertation. The MSc degree is awarded on the basis of the mark gained for the dissertation.

Fiction dissertations should be not less than 15,000 words and not more than 20,000 words. 20,000 words is a firm limit. 15,000 words is a firm minimum.

Poetry dissertations should be circa 30 pages (1 poem per page) and not longer than 35 pages. 35 pages is a firm limit.

Candidates who fail to achieve the MSc standard in their marked coursework will not be allowed to proceed to the creative writing project, but provided they have achieved between 40 and 49% in the taught component they will be awarded to Diploma.

MSc candidates failing to achieve an adequate standard in the dissertation will be awarded the Diploma.
Course description Students must gain an overall coursework pass of 50% or above in order to proceed to the dissertation. The MSc degree is awarded on the basis of the mark gained for the dissertation.

Fiction dissertations should be not less than 15,000 words and not more than 20,000 words. 20,000 words is a firm limit. 15,000 words is a firm minimum.

Poetry dissertations should be circa 30 pages (1 poem per page) and not longer than 35 pages. 35 pages is a firm limit.

Candidates who fail to achieve the MSc standard in their marked coursework will not be allowed to proceed to the creative writing project, but provided they have achieved between 40 and 49% in the taught component they will be awarded to Diploma.

MSc candidates failing to achieve an adequate standard in the dissertation will be awarded the Diploma.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One dissertation of not less than 20,000 words and not more than 30,000 words (excluding bibliography). If poetry, a minimum of 48 pages.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. plan and execute a significant creative project
  2. work independently from initial conception through multiple drafts to the final version of a creative manuscript
  3. transfer editorial skills and creative abilities from one context to another
  4. remain open to criticism and respond effectively and creatively to feedback on their own creative work
  5. exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in creative projects
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsCWDiss
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jane Alexander
Tel: (0131 6)50 8991
Email: Jane.Alexander@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528
Email: vivien.macnish-porter@ed.ac.uk
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