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Introduction to Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Magical Realism - Online

  • Level(s) of Study: Short course
  • Start Date(s): 17 January 2022
  • Duration: Mondays 6 – 8 pm, eight weeks
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

Explore the world of speculative fiction and introduce a pinch of the unexpected to your everyday world.

This course is aimed at anyone who has ever had an inkling of curiosity towards the world of speculative fiction: which includes genres such as sci-fi, fantasy and magical realism.


This course is aimed at anyone who has ever had an inkling of curiosity towards the world of speculative fiction: which includes genres such as sci-fi, fantasy and magical realism.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Email us to find out how: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

What will you gain?

By the end of the course, you’ll have built confidence in your writing skills and will leave with a series of story starters to develop on your own.

You’ll also have a supportive network of fellow writers to potentially work with and have access to a variety of online resources.

Tutor profile: Dr. Sally Gales has always been drawn to the world of Speculative Fiction.

She has written Fantasy and Sci-Fi novels and has most recently been published in the anthology: Scotland After the Virus, and enjoys adding a sprinkle of speculative magic to her short stories.

Sally has a short fantasy story being published in New Writers Scotland 39.

In addition to writing, Sally teaches at the University of Glasgow, and hopes to make the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy more accessible to anyone with an interest.

Indicative maximum class size: 12

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you’ll study

During this course, you will:

  • complete writing tasks and short stories from prompts
  • learn about the different genres held within speculative fiction
  • sample writing techniques within different genre types, to see which you like best
  • take part in dynamic group discussions about effective speculative fiction writing
  • gain feedback on your writing style.

Campus and facilities

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £310.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £310.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

How to apply