This innovative new BA (hons) Creative Writing in the Highlands and Islands degree is designed to give students a solid grounding in the creative principles in both form and structure of four of the main areas of creative writing practise: poetry, prose, playwriting and the screenplay, and to encourage them to explore how these can inform and support other areas of professional writing in Gaming, Advertising, marketing, Vlogs etc. Students will present their work using traditional methods as well as using new technologies and publishing platforms. The course aims to place creative disciplines within the cultural, social, political, geographical and historical context of Scotland and to show how these conditions and phenomena make the area culturally unique but connect it to the literature, cultural traditions and histories of its geographical neighbours. The programme is structured so that students are encouraged to pursue their individual creativity, concurrently providing them with both the necessary intellectual stimulation and an understanding of the professionalism required to be a successful writer in their chosen field. The Creative Writing degree programme will capitalise on the popularity of books and series set in Scotland and beyond and will encourage students to realise the potential opportunity these existing and developing markets represent for their work. The qualification will emphasise how these emerging outlets respond positively to originality, imagination and professional practise.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Additional entry requirements
You will be required to attend an interview which can be conducted online
You will be required to submit a portfolio of examples of Creative Writing (Up to 3,000 words).
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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