Edinburgh Summer School 2024

Edinburgh: City of Inspiration

Throughout the course, students will draw inspiration from the City of Edinburgh: its history, landscape, and literary legacy, through tours, visits and a performance session, to explore the story they wish to tell.

Students will nurture their creative talent in a supportive environment, by learning from highly experienced, expert teachers, and gaining specialist, individual feedback during one-to-one sessions on their developing creative work.


Key information


Subject Creative Writing
Course teacher Caroline Dunford and Dr Nicky Melville
Credit level SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
Credits 10 SCQF (Find out more about studying for credit here)

Our credit-bearing courses are only available to applicants aged 18 years or over. Applicants should have at least 1 year of undergraduate study experience.

Language requirements

Applicants should meet the minimum English language requirements in order to fully benefit from, and engage with, Summer School courses. Your English language ability must be equivalent to, or above, 6.5 IELTS overall with 5.5 in each component.

Device requirements Course materials will be delivered via the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment. To access these materials, you will require a suitable device, such as a laptop or tablet. 
Teaching location Holyrood Campus
Dates 1 July - 12 July 2024
Length 2 weeks
Contact hours 30
Course fee £1995
Application deadline 20 May 2024 (17:00 - BST)






Edinburgh: City of Inspiration

Subject area: Humanities