Creative Writing in the Highlands and Islands at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS

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Course summary

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 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:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13980 Year 1
International £13980 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at
Creative Writing in the Highlands and Islands at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS