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Creative Writing (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Carlisle, United Kingdom
We’ve created the Creative Writing (Hons)  programme at University of Cumbria to fire up your creative thinking, develop your literary techniques, enable you to explore a range of genres and hone your digital writing skills.
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At the Creative Writing (Hons)  programme at University of Cumbria  you’ll live and learn surrounded by the iconic scenery of the Lake District National Park – a World Heritage Site - which inspired some of Britain’s greatest writers including Wordsworth, Ransome, Potter and Ruskin.

You’ll gain a firm grasp of writing fiction, creative non-fiction, script and poetry, but we’ll also teach you digital writing techniques, including blog writing, website content and editing skills so you'll be fully equipped for an exciting career.

Plus, you’ll have opportunities to experience the professional world of writing and kick-start your literary portfolio by contributing to external publications and taking part in the local, thriving literary scene.


A BA (Hons) in Creative Writing equips you with many skills valued by employers. Editorial skills, along with creative thinking, may lead to careers in new media, copy writing, publishing, and cultural heritage. Creative Writing students often develop a career as freelance writers and there is a growing market for this.

Many Creative Writing graduates use their degree as the basis for further study and training in order to pursue higher level ‘graduate’ work in a wide variety of fields. For the latest on what Creative Writing graduates do see the publication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Craft of Writing
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Influences
  • Writing in the World
  • Reading for Writing
  • Literature in the Media

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

96-120 UCAS tariff points - to preferably include an A-level in English Literature.

Potential to succeed can be measured in a number of ways including academic qualifications and skills obtained outside academic study such as work experience. We have a points range so we can take into account all of the information on your application form and adjust the offer from the evidence provided.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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