Find your specialism and become the writer of your dreams with our innovative, skill-building course which encourages you to experiment with different modes and genres across a range of media platforms. Our small cohort sizes mean you benefit from personal, tailored support. Explore writing in a way you may not have experienced before, from fantasy and horror fiction to scriptwriting and performance poetry. Your academic team are all experienced writers who will encourage you to find where your aptitudes and enthusiasms lie, helping you to develop your own writing practice and style. This course benefits from a close relationship with other creative courses such as journalism, media, and art and design so you work in an atmosphere of collaborative, artistic energy. You also have many opportunities to share your work, including open-mic nights, online publishing and in our annual published anthology of student writing. Graduates from the course have gone on to successful careers in a range of fields, from published authors of fantasy writing and innovative poetry to editorial roles, from professional YouTubers to creative-writing lecturers. In three of the past four academic years, the course has received a 100% overall rating in the National Student Survey. We are currently ranked 12th in the 2020 Good University Guide Creative Writing league table. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your BA (Hons) degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Why choose this course?
- Learn from experienced writers, academics, research students and alumni as well as forging links with media, journalism and art and design students
- Study theories of writing and poetics alongside critical and philosophical standpoints and use this knowledge to inform your own creative work in areas like innovative writing, scriptwriting, and genre writing
- Develop your own creative specialism; we have particular expertise in innovative writing, horror and fantasy writing
- Benefit from a course which opens doors to careers in addition to that of full-time writer including advertising and copywriting, TV script-editing, reviewing, publishing, teaching or postgraduate study
Areas of study include:
- Creative Writing Theory and Practice
- Writers Reading
- Writing Practices
- Creative Writing: Research into Writing
- Poetics: Theory into Practice
- Innovative Writing
- Writing Horror and Dark Fantasy Fiction
- Creative Writing Professional Practice
- Special Project in Creative Writing
- Experiment and Innovation in Context
- Script: Writing, Editing and Pitch
- Writing Fantasy Fiction
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:
Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|