University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Professional and Creative Writing

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Course summary

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This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support. BA (Hons) Professional and Creative Writing is more than just a creative writing degree. Alongside short stories and novels, you will have the opportunity to learn how to write scripts for television, film, radio, games and comics, as well as non-fiction books and articles, developing a wide-ranging skillset and portfolio. You will focus on creative writing in professional contexts, covering how to advance writing skills with topics such as plot structure and character development, alongside tailoring writing style and format to meet the requirements of specific publications and contexts. You will be encouraged to view yourself as a freelance writer during the programme (although this is optional). Many of your assignments are designed so that you can directly submit them to professional companies for potential publishing or production. You will also benefit from publishing and production opportunities in-house and through our industry contacts, for example we have had students’ short stories in professional anthologies, students’ scripts produced by our FD Television Production students, and students working as scriptwriters and journalists for ESTV (a college run student channel). Our students have also gained internships with local and national newspapers, magazines and publishers. You will begin the degree with a love for writing and have the potential to graduate as a professional.

Course details


Level 4 – Year 1. In your first year, you will study a range of writing specialisms. Introduction to Prose, Introduction to Scriptwriting for Film, Introduction to Scriptwriting for Radio, Introduction to Non-Fiction, The Writer and the Reader, and Research and Observation. Level 5 – Year 2. In your second year, you will begin to specialise, selecting your preferred mediums. You will also study narrative techniques and genre. Core modules: Genre, Introduction to the Study of Narrative and The Principles of Narrative. Optional modules: Prose, Scriptwriting for Film and TV, Scriptwriting for Sequential Art, Non-Fictional Specialist Writing and Game Narrative Design. Level 6 – Year 3. In your third year, you will specialise in your preferred medium and develop your Final Major Project, which may be, for example a novel, non-fiction book or feature film script. Alongside, there are complimentary modules to help you perfect your writing practice and break into the industry. Final Major Project, Market Research for Writers, Retrospection and Professional Practice.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Entry to Year 2 and 3 is via Accreditation of Prior Learning application done through the admissions process.

International applicants

The TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact the TEC Partnership's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Alternatively, applicants may evidence their capability through samples of their writing and the satisfactory completion of an essay task, set at interview stage. This is line with the University Centre Grimsby widening participation practices. Entry to Year 2 and 3 is via Accreditation of Prior Learning only. See our website for details.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
EU £10500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week.
Professional and Creative Writing at University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC) - UCAS