English: Creative and Professional Writing at University of Sunderland - UCAS

Course summary

Explore and develop your own creative talent. Acquire skills in pitching, presenting and networking. Work with established organisations and develop your portfolio for a varied and fulfilling writing career. This BA (Hons) degree in English: Creative and Professional Writing enables you to understand writing as a profession while exploring and developing your own creative talent. You'll be supported by published writers and senior academics to hone your writing and apply your knowledge to literary, technical and professional work. You'll acquire skills in pitching, presenting and networking and learn about a range of industries where writers are in high demand. If you are interested in taking your writing further into a range of creative industries such as publishing, the literary arts including novel writing, poetry and nonfiction, as well as in the media, script and screen writing, marketing, communications and other related activities, this course is for you. You'll learn from experts in their field who will connect you to creative institutions and networks both regionally and nationally, as you gain expertise in creative and professional writing. You’ll have the chance to work with established organisations as well as develop your portfolio for a varied and fulfilling writing career, and take part in the Sunderland Creative Writing Festival and the renowned Sunderland Literature Festival. At each stage of the course, you'll study modules such as Submitting Short Fiction and Poetry, Regional Writing, Environmental Writing and The Business of Writing, alongside English Literature and English Language core learning to develop essential knowledge and critical skills.

How to apply

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Sir Tom Cowie Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider those coming from a non-traditional entry route and would like to see a sample of your creative or professional writing from your previous experience.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

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English: Creative and Professional Writing at University of Sunderland - UCAS