Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Writing with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit Creative Writing Engage your imagination by exploring a diverse mix of literary texts and genres to develop your skills and voice as a writer. Under the guidance of our experienced, published poets, novelists, and creative practitioners, you will develop your technical abilities in addition to acquiring the knowledge and understanding needed to thrive in the current writing marketplace. Why choose this course?

  • Learn to write in a wide variety of styles and genres including scriptwriting, fiction and poetry
  • Develop your technical abilities as a writer in addition to understanding workings of the modern publishing industry
  • Create a portfolio of work to showcase your abilities to potential employers and partners
  • Learn and gain inspiration from our dedicated team of published authors
  • Build your contacts in the literary world by attending our open mic nights and readings by guest speakers
Our Creative Writing BA is an exciting programme that aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and literary acumen to enter the writing marketplace with confidence. From poetry and prose to fiction, creative non-fiction and screen writing, you will explore a range of literary texts to develop your ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences in a variety of genres. As creative works are neither produced nor read as individual entities, you will also be encouraged to connect your work to its historical, socio-political, ethnic, gender, and geographical settings to shape your style and identity as a writer. As part of this process, you will explore creative cultures within the wider community of which the University is part, forge links with neighbouring institutions such as theatres, museums and schools and engage with ideas of bringing creative writing to the community. In addition to developing your technical writing skills you will also learn about the workings of the modern publishing industry, including the traditional routes to becoming a published author and newer ways of getting your work seen and read via digital publishing and other forms of online engagement. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

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Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website:
Creative Writing with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS