Bristol, University of the West of England

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Creative and Professional Writing

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Course summary

Studying creative and professional writing equips you with the expertise and experience to make a living as a professional writer. Currently, one in 11 jobs in the UK is in the creative industries – a sector that’s outpacing the rest of the UK economy in its growth rate. The UK publishing industry in particular is experiencing record success, while platforms like Netflix and podcasts are capturing new audiences and creating new opportunities for writers. BA(Hons) Creative and Professional Writing develops your creative abilities and forms your identity as a writer. It prepares you for the world of work by helping you acquire highly transferable skills and giving you access to a wealth of learning opportunities. To succeed as a writer, you need many strings to your bow. That’s why we offer tuition in corporate copywriting across all three years, alongside fiction, non-fiction and scriptwriting. You’ll hone a broad range of writing skills, and be equipped to take on paid writing work in different areas when you graduate. You’ll also become adept at conducting research, and work on live briefs from Bristol-based employers that recruit skilled writers. What’s more, you can gain professional experience writing for UWE Bristol student media, including Hub Radio, Hub Voice student magazine and Cellar Door magazine. Thanks to our connections, you have the chance to work with publishers and agents, as well as the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, Watershed, Poetry Can, Spike Island, the Arnolfini and Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives. We also enjoy links with commercial partners including Babcock International, Stratton Craig, John Wainwright & Company Ltd, The Writing Hut Ltd and Anthem Publishing. Situated at the heart of Bristol's thriving creative sector, this course prepares you for a job in writing, the arts, publishing, creative media, marketing, advertising and communications. You could become a novelist or screenwriter, work as a freelance copywriter or journalist, or go into an area such as corporate communications and PR.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W810
Institution code:
B80
Campus name:
Frenchay Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/W810/creative-and-professional-writing


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
90%
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for further information: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/fees

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Our COVID-19 information

Bristol, University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane
Frenchay
Bristol
BS16 1QY


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Additional information

Thursday 18th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Friday 19th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Saturday 20th August - 11:00 - 15:00 Sunday 21st August - Closed Monday 22nd August to Thursday 26th August - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 27th August – 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday 27th August and Monday 29th August - Closed Tuesday 30th August to Thursday 1st September - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 2nd September – 09:00 – 16:30


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Creative and Professional Writing at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS