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Bachelor in Creative Writing (BA) - Brunel University

Brunel University London
On campus
 3426 Points
3 Years
Apply date
Jul 2024
Start date
Sep 2024

EU Undergraduate Discount 2024/5

Brunel University London offers EU scholarships (£8,000 - £12,000, depending on course fees) for this undergraduate program.

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Program Description

The bachelor in Creative Writing (BA) has been designed to inspire high levels of creativity, initiative, and originality in the design, production, interpretation, and analysis of creative writing along with a chance to develop interdisciplinary projects.

You will be taught the key genres of creative writing by some of the most talented and original writers working today. Between them, they’ve published over 100 books, produced countless scripts for TV, radio, and film, and won umpteen awards. The teaching team includes renowned authors like Bernardine Evaristo, Hannah Lowe, and Max Kinnings.

From week one of the bachelor in Creative Writing (BA), you’ll write and interact with your peer group of creative writers. You will share ideas and give constructive feedback to others on their creative work.

Entry Requirements

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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.


Teaching and Learning

The 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.



Year 1

World Literature, World Literacies

Creative Writing Practice

The Creative Process

Year 2

Optional Modules:
Writing Journalism
Writing the Short Story
Writing Contemporary Poetry
Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy
Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes
Life Writing
Nineteenth-Century Novel
Shakespeare Text & Performance
The Women’s Movement: 20th Century Writing and Contemporary Writing
Postcolonial Writing
Romanticism & Revolution
Contemporary British Fiction
Genre Fiction

Year 3

Core Modules:
Creative Writing Special Project
Creative Industries
Minor Project

Optional Modules:
Writing Modern Fiction
Writing Comedy
Writing Film and Television
Performance Poetry
Victorian Literature and Culture
Jane Austen and Her Novels
Post-War and Late Twentieth-Century Literature. 1945-2001
Modern & Contemporary Lesbian Literature
Writing Ireland
The Muslim World in Early Modern English
Chaucer to Shakespeare
Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers

Jobs - Careers

  • Novelist
  • Journalist
  • Screenwriter
  • Travel Writer

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