Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Creative Writing (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Summary: This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you do not have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for entry to year one of the degree. The course enables you to develop your skills across a range of forms, genres and markets including prose fiction, poetry, life writing and creative non-fiction. Course details: This innovative course is designed to inspire and support your development as a practising creative writer. A range of workshops, seminars and our unique Creative Writing Lab at mima, the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, is designed to help you to gain professional skills in writing, editing, publishing, performance, and writing group facilitation so that you can use your writing and your voice to make a difference in the world. Work with our team of practising and published writers – from poets and performance poets to bestselling authors. Experiment with a range of forms and genres, develop your specialised interests and create your professional writing portfolio. Grow your understanding of critical contexts and frameworks to strengthen and underpin your approach. Publish and perform your work at our events and in our anthologies and blogs. Gain professional skills through a range of opportunities and projects designed to help you to use your writing make a difference. After the course: This course is designed specifically to help you to gain the transferable skills in creative and critical thinking and writing that equip you for a range of careers including in writing, publishing and editing, the wider creative industries, education and training.

Course details


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Assessment method

Our unique weekly workshop at mima, the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, will help you to grow your writer’s toolkit in a supportive and nurturing environment. By writing together in response to a range of texts and ideas as well as the mima collections and exhibitions, you develop your confidence and learn how to gather and shape ideas. By workshopping your own work-in-progress and offering detailed feedback to others, you gain the skills to become a confident reader and crafter of your own work. A range of modules support your critical skills and provide opportunities for you to experiment and then specialise in form and genre, including poetry and prose fiction, life writing, creative non-fiction, experimental writing, science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction. Most modules are assessed through a portfolio of your own creative writing with an accompanying reflective and/or critical commentary. Some modules also have elements of assessment for your participation in a writing workshop group or ask you to produce a plan for a practical writing workshop or series of workshops.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeQ303
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 64 points
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area.

Offers are tailored to individual circumstances. Most UCAS tariff based offers require a minimum of 32 tariff points. Non-tariff qualifications are also considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Creative Writing (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS