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Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #368 (QS) London, United Kingdom
Brunel's Creative Writing BA course has been designed to encourage high levels of creativity, initiative and originality in the design, production and interpretation of creative writing.At this program, you will be taught every genre of creative writing by the most talented and original writers working today. Some of your teachers will be: Bernardine Evaristo, Hannah Lowe and Max Kinnings.
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Overview

The Creative Writing programme offered by Brunel University London is one of the oldest established in the UK.

From week one you’ll write and interact with your peer group of creative writers. You will also share ideas and give constructive feedback to others on their creative writing work.

There are guest lectures covering different aspects of creative writing. Industry expert speakers include book publishers, screenwriters, poets and broadcasters.   

You have the advantage of Brunel’s close location to London, the literary capital of the UK. You’ll benefit from trips to the British Library, Shakespeare’s Globe and West End theatres.

Course content

In the first year, you will start building a portfolio of your creative writing. You will follow your interests in the second year and master the craft of creative writing in your final year. English is studied in all three years. Your final year major project is an in-depth study of a creative writing topic of your choice.

Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers. Please see programme specification for the specific optional module combination choices that are available.

Careers and your future

A creative writing degree from Brunel is your passport to a wide range of career destinations within the literary and creative industries.

Our graduates are working in the arts, publishing, journalism, advertising, marketing and teaching. They have successful careers as novelists, journalists, screenwriters and travel writers. Others opt to follow Brunel’s career-focused MA in Creative Writing.

Teaching and Learning

Our creative writing degrees are delivered by professional writers. This means you’ll be learning from staff who are publishing work and have high-level experience, knowledge and expertise in the creative industry. They will support, encourage and coach you to become a brilliant writer.

Study will combine lectures, group seminar discussions, tutorials, writing workshops, practical performance sessions, group research sessions, guided independent learning, and field trips.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 54 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      4.5-6 years part-time, starting in September

  • Credits
    45 alternative credits

    Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the  Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 and grade B in A level English subject A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including English Language grade C or grade 4. GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 is also normally required.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • World Literature, World Literacies
  • Creative Writing Practice
  • The Creative Process
  • Creative Writing Special Project
  • The Creative Industries

Lecturers

The teaching team includes renowned authors like Bernardine Evaristo, Hannah Lowe and Max Kinnings.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

  • GCE A-level BBB, including Grade B in English, English Literature; English Language; English Language and Literature combined Creative Writing.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in a related subject, with an A-Level in English subject at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in any subject, with an A-Level in English at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject, with A-Levels grade BB including English subject at grade B.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points, including 5 in Higher Level English.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the  Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 and grade B in A level English subject A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including English Language grade C or grade 4. GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 is also normally required.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15860 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15860 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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UK/EU and international students: £1,000 placement year

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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