University Centre Grimsby

Professional and Creative Writing University Centre Grimsby Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Hull


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Course summary

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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 Estuary TV (a TV channel that’s run directly from the university). 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

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W801
Institution code G80
Campus name Nuns Corner Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The Institute 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 Institute'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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points This must include as a minimum a GCSE Grade 4,GCSE C Grade or Level 2 in English (or equivilent).
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits

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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,500 Year 1
EU £8,500 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £8,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 Year 1
Scotland £8,500 Year 1
Wales £8,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week.

Provider information

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University Centre Grimsby
Nuns Corner
DN34 5BQ

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0800 315 002

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Higher Education Department

0800 328 3631

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