A Story Full of Possibilities - BA (Hons) Creative Writing

Do you have a passion for creative writing and literature? Dream of a future career crafting imaginative stories, creating persuasive advertising or writing hard-hitting journalism? Then look no further than our BA (Hons) Creative Writing course.

Course features

At the heart of this course is a fundamental promise that you will explore the English language and develop an array of writing skills, all under the guidance of professional writers and academics.

Throughout your studies, you will be encouraged to experiment with different forms of writing, whether that is creative or critical. This helps to develop your awareness, understanding and ability, and graduate with a strong set of skills that will help you in the search for a career.

The University of Bolton course blends together small groups, one-to-one sessions and guest lectures by professionals from the world of art and literature.

On your creative writing journey, you have the opportunity to submit work to our very our magazine, poetry competitions and other fiction prizes. In your final year, you will work towards a single piece of creative work and spend time on a work placement that mirrors your preferred career.

It is our priority to help with both the personal and professional development of every student so that you graduate with the skills needed to enjoy the creative writing profession.

The University of Bolton

We have been recognised nationally for the courses we deliver, including being voted the second-best university in the UK for the study of English and Creative Writing (Guardian University Guide 2020).

You will be joining a university that values personal development and student satisfaction, as well as teaching quality, with our friendly, supportive campus offering everything you need. Furthermore, with Manchester only 20 minutes away, you can venture into one of the most creative and exciting cities in the UK.

To help you get started, all full-time Undergraduates are eligible for our £150 #UniAsItShouldBe card and if you have at least 128 UCAS points, our VC Scholarship will boost this to £1,000!

Write your own future

You will graduate from this Creative Writing degree with the skills needed to enter any number of professions including journalism, publishing, technical writing, copywriting and so many more. You will have a portfolio of creative practice that will enhance your CV and make a statement to potential employers.

It may be that you already work in your chosen profession but wish to upskill and develop, in order to explore new opportunities. Our degrees will help you with this, whilst providing the qualification needed to apply for jobs that offer a higher salary, and get job satisfaction.

This course is all about building on your foundations in English and Creative Writing to shape your future career. At such a challenging moment for both students and professionals, write the story that you want to live.

Start your journey

To find out more about this degree and how to apply, visit our course page today.


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