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Creative and Professional Writing (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Creative and Professional Writing (Hons) programme from St Mary's University, Twickenham, London gives you the opportunity to grow as a thinker and creator through the medium of the written word in its myriad forms, while honing your writing and critical thinking skills to the highest degree.

In the Creative and Professional Writing programme we expect you to read and write. A lot. We give students regular writing exercises to guide them towards their assignments, and we encourage wide reading.


Our students go onto a wide range of graduate level careers and postgraduate study. There are challenging career opportunities in publishing, journalism, advertising, the media, editing and creative writing, teaching. 

The programme is useful for all careers. We teach critical skills as well as those transferrable skills of being able to write well and articulate ideas, as well as gain confidence in advanced communicative skills. It is excellent preparation if you would like to pursue further specialised training at postgraduate level and increasingly valued in a wide variety of professions.

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 included:

  • Creative Non-Fiction 
  • Writing Children's Fiction 
  • Writing Children’s Fiction
  • Journalism: Reviews and Features 
  • American Literature 
  • Literature and the Unconscious 
  • The Beatles and the Counterculture 
  • Screen and Script: The Codes and Structures of Film and
  • Television Narrative 
  • Curating London
  • Screenwriting

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

  • UCAS points 112–96 
  • A levels BBC–CCC 
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 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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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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