University of Chichester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Chichester hosts one of the best creative writing courses in the country and our staff are all published writers with a wide knowledge of the writing industry.
Consistently rated highly in the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our degree programme will help you to find your voice by learning the craft of writing across a wide variety of genres, including poetry, short fiction, drama, screenwriting, creative non-fiction, novel writing, writing for young people and digital writing.
You will work with published writers and will also explore the pleasures and challenges of developing your work from a first idea to an early draft to a finished poem, story or script. But we don’t just want you to learn from us; we want you to contribute to our culture of creativity, innovation and success. As educators, our aim is to help all our students achieve the very best of which they are capable and to direct them on a voyage of self-discovery. In particular, we are keen that you extend your experience beyond the university. In your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake a workplace module where you can apply your skills as a writer by, for example, working as a writer-in-residence.
We are a teaching-focussed university. We have one of the best student retention rates in the country. We know and care about our students.
• Investigating the World
• Activating the Imagination
• Writing the Notebook
• Introduction to Writing Poetry
• Introduction to Writing Prose
• Life Writing 1
• Literary History: The Nineteenth and
• Twentieth Centuries
•Writing the Short Story
• Writing for TV
• Life Writing 2
• Children’s Writing
• Genre Study: Poetry
• Genre Study: Prose
•Writing Place and Environment
• Advanced Poetry
• Publishing, Production and Performance
• Short Story
• Digital Writing
• Flash Fiction
• YA fiction
• Writing the Novel
• Fantasy writing
• Writing for the Screen
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 120 points||A levels or combination with AS/EPQ/BTEC/Cambridge Technical|
|A level||BBB - CCC||English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing or Drama at grade B or C.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 12 credits||Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of English units at Merit.|
|Extended Project||The University welcomes the Extended Project Qualification and this will be taken into account in offers (where presented by an applicant).|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||English Higher at 4.|
The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education.
• IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5
English language requirements
If you are an international student and English is not your first language, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|