36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Do you have a passion for writing? Spend your time writing stories instead of doing your homework? No need to choose anymore. With this Creative Writing (Hons) course from University of Hertfordshire, writing stories is your homework. You’ll be taught by leading poets, fiction, and non-fiction writers. 

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Why choose this course?

  • Be taught by award-winning poets, fiction and non-fiction writers
  • Develop your talent in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • Explore genres from popular fiction and soaps to literary texts
  • You’ll be taught by leading poets, fiction, and non-fiction writers. All our lecturers are active writers in their field. Some are even internationally published authors. This means you’ll be learning from writers who have excellent industry connections and have the latest knowledge when it comes to trends, styles, and publishing guides. In short, they have everything you need to become a published author yourself.  

What's next for my career?

By taking the Creative Writing (Hons) course from University of Hertfordshire , you will have the opportunity to gain the professional, intellectual and creative skills necessary to establish yourself as an author or for a career in a related communications field or for postgraduate study. Career development is supported through the Poetry, Prose and Publishing Module in your second year taught by a former editor of Granta, the renowned magazine of new writing, who will teach you the practicalities of getting published or working in literary publishing.

Specialist modules in Year 2 and Year 3 also look at the skills required and the opportunities afforded in the areas of commercial fiction, non-fiction and drama.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing for the Stage
  • Language and Imagination: The Art of the Poem
  • Poetry, Prose and Publishing
  • Real Stories Well Told
  • The Short Story Workshop
  • Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, 1900-1945

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 112-120
  • A Level BBC-BBB
  • IB 112-120
  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and 4/D Mathematics
  • Access course tariff: An overall merit profile in 45 credits at Level 3.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time

  • UK: £1155 per 15 credits 
  • International: £1750 per 15 credits

Living costs for Hatfield

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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