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Creative Writing (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Falmouth, United Kingdom
On this Creative Writing (Hons) course offered at Falmouth University, you’ll explore non-fiction, poetry, fiction and writing for digital games - learning to draft, edit and pitch your writing. By working on industry-engaged projects, a final portfolio and an online profile, you’ll also develop industry-level confidence and technical skills.
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During Creative Writing (Hons) course offered at Falmouth University, you will:

  • Produce illustrated anthologies, organise mini festivals, or even work alongside organisations like the National Trust as part of your third year collaborative project.
  • Be able to attend our guest lecture series, where you’ll build relationships and contacts within the literary world.
  • Benefit from our Writer in Residence programme, with talks, workshops and discussions from writers like Xan Brook (2019), Emily Barr (2016) and Matt Haig (2015).
  • Have the opportunity to attend and participate in literary festivals such as the Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival.

What you'll learn

You’ll develop the skills to get a job in the modern writing industry, like gaining feedback from peer reviews, building collaboration skills in group projects, and preparing work for submission and performance. We’ll help you understand the demands of the publishing and content industries by introducing you to modern, professional writing practice. And we’ll push you to make your own choices and build writing skills in areas like fiction and non-fiction, screenwriting, poetry, and digital games.

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
  • Writing Toolkit
  • Reading as a Writer
  • Audience & Context
  • Introduction to Publishing
  • Writing as a Reader

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

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.  

As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 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 Falmouth

  • 660 - 1140 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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