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Creative Writing BA (Hons)


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University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB

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Fees: This is a classroom based course, so it costs £8100. Start date: You can start this course in September.

The creative writing course helped me gain confidence, develop my writing and encouraged me to be creative in real life situations. John Craig Campbell

Teaching and learning This course will give you a thorough grounding in the art, craft and processes of writing. You will be taught in small supportive groups, utilising key examples from writers to inform your work. Through supervised workshops, seminars and tutorials, you will develop your skills, creativity and confidence.


Stage one Stage TWO


You will study key themes in contemporary writing - representation, narration and responsibility - which support the academic side of the degree, deepening your knowledge of writing, both critically and creatively.

Writing for Audiences: Storytelling

Creative Practice: Poetry, Prose and Life Writing PDP *

Writer’s Toolbox: Reading for Writers

Focus on: Representation


Duration and mode of study: 3 years full time or 4 – 6 years part time.

About the course This degree offers you the opportunity to learn from award winning internationally respected novelists, short story writers, poets, songwriters and performers, scriptwriters, editors, publishers, and new media writers.

Writer’s Toolbox: Introduction

Creative Practice: Writing Processes PDP*

Focus on Narration



Entry requirements: You will usually need 260 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see for a full list).

Creative Practice: Introduction PDP*

Creative Practice: Product and Placement PDP*

Writer’s Toolbox: Research and Investigation



UCAS code: W800

You will have excellent opportunities to develop your skills - a project with international publisher ROMAN Books enables students to have their work developed for commercial sale.

Study modules


Where you will study: Derby Campus, Markeaton Street.

Why choose this course?

Creative Practice: Professional Development PDP*








*Personal Development Planning

Options Stage Two You will choose from:  Writing for Screen  Writing for Radio  Focus on: Poetry  American TV in the 1950s and 1960s  Black Atlantic Literature  Work Based Learning in the Creative and Cultural Industries  Art of Crime  British Cinema Since the 1960s  Persuasion and Performance  Focus on: Short Fiction. Stage Three You will choose from:  Focus on: Genre Fiction  Writer’s Toolbox: The Written Word  Advanced Scriptwriting  Focus on: Writing and Responsibility  Independent Study in Creative Writing  Modern and Contemporary Poetry  Management Experience in the Cultural and Creative Industries  Magic Box – Psyche and the Cinema

Additional information Many of the skills you will develop on this course - writing, editing, group work and presentations - are essential in today’s job market, since employers always need people who can write and communicate well. Our students have won prizes for their creative writing and have had their work published or produced on TV, radio or on stage. Edward Hogan won the Desmond Elliot prize for his novel Blackmoor and received £10,000 in prize money. Your career You will be equipped with vital skills that will put you ahead of the rest in the graduate job market. Our students have gone into a wide range of jobs including working at the BBC or in arts development, copywriting, marketing, computer games and website design, teaching and law. Some also choose to carry on studying, and take a postgraduate course such as our MA Humanities.

Creative writing ba (hons)  
Creative writing ba (hons)