There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary

  • Experiment with fiction, non-fiction, poetry, new media and script.
  • Learn how the creative arts can help to make a difference across the world.
  • Connect with diverse audiences through your writing.
  • Kick-start your career with accredited work placements.
  • Join at the foundation year and develop your personal skills, awareness of resources and commitment to the subject
On this course, you’ll focus on your development as a writer and content creator. You’ll be supported by a network of leading practitioners, editors and publishers, graduating with the skills and real-world contacts you need to work as a writer. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. In the foundation year, you will start by developing a good foundation of knowledge but also the personal skills and awareness of resources that will help you manage your studies effectively and be self-motivated. Throughout the degree, our team of novelists, poets, scriptwriters and editors will help you become a confident writer skilled in everything from prose fiction to publishing. Our external networks create opportunities for you to connect with professional partners, gaining valuable real-world experience of the creative industries and the vibrant Sheffield creative scene. You learn through
  • generating and pitching ideas
  • workshopping your writing
  • working with different audiences
  • live readings and performances
  • writing and sharing your work online and offline
  • specialist workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • live projects
  • writing retreats
**Applied learning Live projects** You’ll get regular opportunities to showcase your knowledge and skills to our industry and community partners. You’ll work independently and in groups throughout your studies, bringing your ideas to life in response to real briefs. In the foundation year, you will undertake a series of projects that respond to real world debates. Work placements In the second year of the full degree, you’ll raise your professional profile through a placement module. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with external partners, undertake a work placement or develop your own enterprise. Field trips We run regular local, regional and international field trips at no additional cost such as writing retreats, festivals and theatre visits. These start right from the beginning of the foundation year and continue throughout your studies. Students in previous years have visited London Book Fair, as well as events in Montreal, Canada and Zagreb, Croatia. They also took part in the Festival of Debate, Doc/Fest film festival and Off the Shelf literature festival, and attended the ZEE-Jaipur Literature Festival in London. Networking opportunities We work with renowned festivals such as Off the Shelf and Doc/Fest and bring literary agents, publishers, and high profile writers to Sheffield to work with our students. You can take part in networking events and masterclasses, giving you a head start in the writing and publishing industries. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with leading researchers. We have a strong alumni network and will encourage you to connect with partners outside of the University to give you the best career opportunities possible.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Module Talent Accelerator 120 Year 2 Module Being A Writer 20 Craft And Form 40 Writing For The Screen 20 Writing Live 40 Year 3 Module A Fine Line: Poetry And Poetics 20 Half Hour Script 20 Ideas Into Action 40 Truth, Half-Truth And Lies: Creative Non-Fiction 20 What's The Story? Long And Short Fiction 20 Year 4 Module Placement Year - Final year Module Creative Writing Major Project 40 Module Counter-Culture And Creativity 20 Games Narratives 20 Life On Earth: Writing And Environment 20 Make It New: Experimental Writing 20 Writing For Change: Writing And Advocacy 20 Writing For Young People 20

Assessment method

Coursework


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C020
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/english/ba-honours-creative-writing-with-foundation-year/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2021 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Creative Writing with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS