Our course received 100% satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey, and we were placed Number 1 in the UK in both 2012 and 2014.
Our tutors have a wide range of experience as scriptwriters, novelists, editors, poets, journalists, and academics and are dedicated to realising the potential of our students.
- Work alongside like-minded individuals
- Engage with multiple mediums and genres
- Work in a creative, supportive environment to develop your creative voice
All modules offer a range of transferable employability skills, and a number of our modules, including Creativity: Writing and Teaching, Writing for Display, and Creative Employment are outward-facing and actively offer industry experience. The Writing for the Stage 1 module has seen student submissions performed on stage at Winchester Theatre Royal, Writing for Radio has had a script broadcast on BBC Radio, Media Writing has produced numerous publications on blogs and in magazines, and Creative Visions submissions have been published both in hard copy and as e-books.
Students have the opportunity to submit prose and poetry to the magazine Vortex, and the in-house peer-reviewed journal Write4children is edited by our lecturers Professor Andy Melrose and Dr Vanessa Harbour.
What kind of job can I hope to get at the end of my degree?
The skills acquired on our course have been used by our graduates to gain employment in Marketing, Copywriting, Publishing, PR, Communications, Fundraising, Events Management, and Business Development.
What kind of publications have your students had?
We are always delighted to see our students published, and offer whatever advice and assistance we can in the process. Notable examples of recent publications include:
Our Endless Numbered Days (Fig Tree/ Penguin)
The Secrets of Life and Death (Broadway Books)
Anna Dale, Spellbound:
Whispering to Witches,
Magical Mischief (Bloomsbury)
The Night the Lights Went Out,
Guantanamo Boy (Costa Prize Short Listed),
The Glass Collector (Albert Whitman Teen)
Dreamer Ballerina (Chicken House)
The Sons of Thestian (Zharmae)
Panther (Constable and
What is the structure of the degree?
We have a modular structure, with students studying four modules each semester. The 3rd year includes an Extended Level Project (a dissertation-length Creative submission with a Critical rationale) which runs across both semesters and counts as a double module.
What kind of modules are on offer?
We offer the widest range of modules of any Creative Writing course in the country, and students are able to study (amongst many others):
Writing Comic Books and Graphic Novels,
Creative Non-Fiction for Children,
Scriptwriting for Mainstream Television, and
Science Fictions and Fantasies.
I want to study part-time. What does this involve?
Part-time study is spread over a 6-year period, with students studying two modules per semester. All the modules available to full-time students are also available to those studying part-time.
What format do lessons follow?
We are very much seminar-focussed, but will use a lecture format on occasion. Most seminars will follow a part lesson/ part workshop structure, where students will always get the chance to write and get involved with discussions. In workshops, we encourage peer-to-peer feedback as well as offering suggestions ourselves.
For further information contact the programme leader:
- Tel (01962) 827364