Edinburgh Napier University

MA Program

Program Established: 
2009
Location: 
Edinburgh, Scotland,
Genre: 
Fiction, Cross-Genre
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
1 Year
Incoming Class Size: 
24
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
David Bishop
Core Faculty Includes: 

Fiction: David Bishop, Laura Lam, Daniel Shand
Young Adult: Laura Lam
Graphic Novels: David Bishop
Screenwriting: James Mavor
Interactive Media: Brian Baglow

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program does not offer any program-specific funding opportunities.

Other Features: 

The program embraces commercial genre fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, young adult, and more) and literary experimentation equally. It has no peer review workshops—instead it offers professional editorial feedback in a masterclass setting, supported by extensive one-to-one mentoring. Further professional development options such as teaching, community engagement, and digital publishing are embedded within the course. Additionally, the full-time MA program has an articulation agreement with the low-residency MFA in Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University.

Graduates: 

Ever Dundas, Katrina Leno, Georgina Bruce, Catherine Simpson