Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Qualify with a degree that gives you skills in creative writing alongside the analysis, critical debate, and research of key philosophical and ethical questions. You will have the opportunity to learn, and then specialise in, a wide-range of creative writing disciplines including: fiction, novels, screenplays and creative non-fiction. Learn from our team of practising and published poets, novelists, and screenwriters, as well as leading experts in the fields of philosophy and ethics. On this course you will study the craft of writing short fiction, poetry, novels, screenplays and creative non-fiction, and engage with contemporary issues in your writing such as climate change, race and sexuality. During your degree you will also gain a critical insight into key philosophical questions and debates. Our team of experienced tutors and experts use the latest research to underlie their teaching. This ensures that you have access to emerging creative writing techniques and the latest debates within the study of philosophy and ethics.


Year One In your first year, you will learn to tap into your own experience and engage with the wider world for creative material. You will also begin to examine the fundamental aspects of philosophical study. Year Two In your second year, you will explore poetry, short fiction, life writing, flash fiction, and writing for children. You will also study more complex philosophical concepts including: political extremism, theology, justice, and bio-ethics. Year Three The creative modules in your final year allow you to explore your discipline and genre of choice. You will also explore more specific genres such as YA fiction, flash fiction, digital writing, fantasy, and science fiction. You will explore the novel, short stories and poetry. Your philosophical studies will conclude with options to explore revisions of historical understandings of religion, gender and sexuality.

Assessment method

Creative writing modules are predominately assessed through portfolio work. For your Philosophy and Ethics modules, you will be asked to write essays as you might expect, but you might also write book reviews, reviews of films, write repots on projects, make a video, construct an exhibition and make presentations.

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education. • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic5050-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)79At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing

Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15840 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15840 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Writing and Philosophy & Ethics at University of Chichester - UCAS