Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Writing Including Placement

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Course summary

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Reasons to choose Kingston – Many of our graduates have had their work published. Recently, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel My Sister, The Serial Killer was longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019. – This course covers a range of formats, including digital writing, creative non-fiction, prose writing, poetry, and dramatic writing. – Workshops will allow you to hone your writing craft, while lectures and seminars will give you the tools you need to develop your own creativity. About this course Are you a budding novelist, Netflix screenwriter or experimental poet? On this degree, you’ll learn the art and craft of writing in all its forms. Taught by published authors, you’ll gain a wide range of skills across creative and non-fiction genres. You’ll examine how writing can be used to communicate in a range of contexts, with appropriate uses of style, register and form. You’ll take part in masterclasses by industry professionals and join the thriving community of our specialist Writers’ Centre. An extended writing project will be on a subject of your choice. You’ll also build a professional portfolio and work on real-life industry projects, giving you vital employment experience to prepare you for a career in writing.

Course details


Examples of modules: Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1

  • Practical Journalism 1
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Writing that Works
  • Introduction to Communication
Year 2
  • Style and Meaning
  • Independent Creative Writing
Year 2 optional modules:
  • Content, Form and Creativity
  • Magazine Journalism
  • Write Action: Introduction to Dramatic Writing
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • Transforming Realities: Innovation and Social Change in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature
Year 3 Sandwich year Year 4
  • Dissertation
  • Professional Writing in Practice
Year 4 optional modules:
  • Special Study: Literary Journalism and War
  • Beyond Text: Advanced Dramatic Writing
  • Special Author
  • British Black and Asian Writing
  • Making Shakespeare: Text, Performance and Adaptation
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Creative Writing Special Study: Narrative Techniques in Popular Fiction
  • Creative Writing Special Study: Get a Life: Forms of (Auto)biography
  • Box Set Drama: Writing for Television
- Creative Writing Special Study: Innovations in Poetry and Prose

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2021 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Creative Writing Including Placement at Kingston University - UCAS