Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Creative Writing

when 8 July 2024 - 3 August 2024
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 2200

The Creative Writing programme is one of the most exciting and diverse programmes available in Britain. The four-week course offers developing writers a supportive environment in which to further their writing skills in fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction. Students have a unique opportunity to attend author-led Masterclasses and readings from established writers.

Course leader

Workshop Seminars: SUISS tutors lead small group writing seminars catered to students’ writing interests.

Author-led Masterclasses: Prominent contemporary British writers offer students an opportunity to engage in unique discussions and activities.

Target group

Our courses are suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers, working professionals and academics. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the start date of the summer school in order to apply.

Course aim

The Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS) was founded as a non-profit organisation by Professor David Daiches in 1947. In the spirit of the Edinburgh International Festival, SUISS brings together students and academics who, irrespective of their national, religious, or cultural difference, share a love of literature.

Credits info

10 EC
The Creative Writing course is assessed according to a portfolio of work developed over the course of the school: a Long Text, 3 Coursework Exercises, and on the SCQF10 level, a Self-Reflective Critique of the work process.

The 4-week Creative Writing course are worth 20 SCOTCAT Credits

Contact Teaching Hours: 60
Expected Independent Study: 140
Total Hours: 200

SCOTCAT Credit Weighting: 20 points
(1 SCOTCAT point = 10 hour workload)
This equals 4 US Credits and 10 ECTS Credits

Fee info

GBP 2200: The course fee includes all lectures, seminars, masterclasses, full lending rights at the University of Edinburgh’s library, lunch on the weekdays, as well as an extensive social and cultural programme.
GBP 900: Students stay at the Pollock Halls of Residence, The University of Edinburgh’s student accommodation, which is situated adjacent to Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano. Pollock Halls is within walking distance of the city centre and the University buildings at George Square. We also offer non-residential and self-catered options.

Facilities include:

single study rooms
optional 3* en-suite
free internet access
a computer lab, a shop, a bar and an ATM
Breakfast and dinner at the Pollock Halls cafeteria


Scholarships are available. For further information, please visit our website.