Why study creative writing and journalism with us With our journalism and creative writing course you don't have to pick between the two areas of interest. Our course offers the unique experience of combining both subjects, so you can develop your skills as a writer across different styles. During the course, you'll cover everything you'll need to know about journalism – from shorthand to digital media. You'll also learn about the life of a journalist whether you want to write for a newspaper, magazine, or online platforms. On the creative writing side, you'll learn how to critically examine different types of writing – our course gives you plenty of opportunities to experiment with language, styles and formats. This course prepares you to enter the industry as a professional journalist or go on to work in all sorts of creative industries, from creative writing to comedy. You'll learn alongside professional authors, playwrights, scriptwriters, and journalists as you develop the skills you need. You'll also get plenty of practice with opportunities like North London Story Festival and many others. Develop your skills with our course This course is ideal if you want to improve your skills as a writer and gain a theoretical foundation of best writing practices. You'll study all forms of writing, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as drama and screenwriting. You'll also take an in-depth look at the way journalism and writing industries are developing today. Learning to communicate effectively, you'll learn essential journalism and creative writing skills such as narrative, character, and developing dialogue and conflict. The teaching is varied and exciting, from creative workshops and listening to talks by speakers from the industry to practical work using our extensive media production tools. You will work on your own creative and practical projects, and put together a portfolio of work; you will attend demonstrations, lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one tutorials, and supplement all this with online and independent study. Later in the course, you'll take part in development of your employability profile in order to put your new skills to practice in a work environment. Previously, we have placed our students with some of the most prestigious media outlets in the UK, such as BBC London and The Guardian. Networking and support We ensure that every student has full support throughout their time with us. That’s why you’ll get matched with a Personal Tutor as well as a Student Learning Assistant and a Graduate Academic Assistant. They’ll have experience in your subject area and will be able to help whenever you need. If you want a successful career in journalism or writing-based role, then this is the course to consider. We’ll help you develop the skills and relationships you need to thrive in your chosen career path.
Year 1 Writing Creatively (30 credits) - Compulsory Character, Conflict and Dialogue (30 credits) - Compulsory What is Journalism? (30 credits) - Compulsory Journalism Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Multimodal Journalism (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Choose two optional modules Screen Writing for Shorts (30 credits) - Optional Fiction: The Short Story (30 credits) - Optional Storytelling for Games (30 credits) - Option Year 2: Choose one optional module Arts, Lifestyle and Sports Journalism (30 credits) - Optional Political Communication (30 credits) - Optional Year 3 Creative Writing Project (30 credits) - Compulsory Working as a Writer (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Choose two optional modules Genre Fiction (30 credits) - Optional Popular Non-Fiction (30 credits) - Optional Long Form Journalism (30 credits) - Optional Global Journalism and News Culture (30 credits) - Optional
How to apply
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/creative-writing-and-journalism. We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading|
|PTE Academic||51||With at least 51 in all components|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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