All of our courses/modules are highly practical, offering you the chance to be part of an interactive writing community. As well as detailed feedback from your tutor on your assessed work, you have opportunities to give and receive constructive criticism to work in progress through online workshops and discussions with fellow students. You will be taught how to glean writing techniques from all that you read, and to increase the range of your reading and writing.
We provide two 60 credit modules, A215 Creative Writing, which includes fiction, poetry, and life writing, and A363 Advanced Creative Writing, which continues development in fiction, poetry and life writing, and also teaches scriptwriting for radio, stage and screen. You might also be interested in A150 Voices and Texts (30 credits). This module focuses on language in a wide range of contexts, including introductions to creative writing in prose and poetry.
If you would like to experience some of the practical activities that are the principal method of learning on our modules, see our sample exercises. If you would like a taster of some of our study materials, you can try this chapter from a course Workbook and listen to some of our interviews with authors.
Our students sometimes go on to take MAs in Creative Writing or to pursue careers in teaching or publishing. See What our students say for some individual stories about how certain students have developed their writing and careers by taking the modules.
The creative writing modules count towards many qualifications at bachelors level. Follow this link to find out more about our qualifications.