University of East London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative and Professional Writing (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

If you want to study creative writing but you don’t meet the standard entry requirements for a degree, this extended course is perfect for you. First we prepare you for your degree during the foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree. And there has never been a more exciting time to be a writer. The internet has changed the world, increasing the scope for writers and their work. Our course recognises and embraces these opportunities. At UEL, we’re building a community of writers and artists with something to say about themselves, and about the world. Our unique programme invites you to experiment and dare to challenge traditional ways of looking at ‘genre’ in writing. We encourage you to explore multi-media approaches to your work and to experiment with poetry, prose, drama and different media. We’ll help you find your own path as a writer. You’ll be introduced to various types of writing across a range of disciplines, paving your way for employment in many different areas where your skills will be highly valued.

Course details


Foundation Year: Academic Development (core) Independent Project (core) London and Literature (core) Reporting London (option) London and History (option) Media, Culture and Society (option) Visual Communication (option) Creative Digital Practice (option) Year 1: Critical Approaches to Creative Writing (core) Creative Practice 1 (core) Media Lab (core) Literature: Form & Theory (optional) Tradition & Change in Western Literature (optional) Year 2: The Writer’s World (core) Creative Practice 2 (core) Story & Myth (core) Adaptation: Form & Practice (optional) American Literature (Optional) Year 3: Dissertation for Creative Writing (core) Creative Practice 3 (core) Life Writing (core) Copywriting (core) Research Methods (core)

Assessment method

We use different forms of teaching and assessment on this course, including formal lectures, small group workshops, research exercises, individual portfolios and extended pieces of written work. In some modules, you have the opportunity to produce and present your work in groups. You also have the opportunity to engage in digital production and presentation of textual material in MediaLab. In your final year, you’ll carry out a dissertation project that will allow you to develop an extended piece of creative writing based on your own area of interest and research. We assess modules at the end of the semester. We use a range of different modes of assessment, including portfolios, short and extended creative writing assignments, essays and presentations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13740 Year 1
International £13740 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative and Professional Writing (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS