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Creative Writing and Journalism

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
On campus
 2120 Points
3 Years

Program Description

With our journalism and creative writing course you don't have to pick between the two areas of interest. Our course offers the unique experience of combining both subjects, so you can develop your skills as a writer across different styles.

During the course, you'll cover everything you'll need to know about journalism – from shorthand to digital media. You'll also learn about the life of a journalist whether you want to write for a newspaper, magazine, or online platforms.

On the creative writing side, you'll learn how to critically examine different types of writing – our course gives you plenty of opportunities to experiment with language, styles and formats.

This course prepares you to enter the industry as a professional journalist or go on to work in all sorts of creative industries, from creative writing to comedy.

You'll learn alongside professional authors, playwrights, scriptwriters, and journalists as you develop the skills you need. You'll also get plenty of practice with opportunities like North London Story Festival and many others.

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Year 1

Writing Creatively

Character, Conflict and Dialogue

What is Journalism?

Journalism Skills

Year 2

Multimodal Journalism

Choose two optional modules:
Screen Writing for Shorts
Fiction: The Short Story
Storytelling for Games

Year 3

Creative Writing Project

Choose two optional modules:
Genre Fiction
Popular Non-Fiction
Long Form Journalism
Global Journalism and News Culture


The course prepares you to go on to careers in creative writing and/or journalism, and across a wide range of industries wherever good writing and critical thinking are valued. Middlesex graduates include comedian and writer Russell Kane, playwright Rosa Connor, and performance poet and writer Laura Dockrill. The course is also particularly useful in areas where work on analysing and producing language is central including:

  • journalism
  • copywriting
  • advertising
  • website management
  • politics
  • PR
  • teaching
  • marketing
  • branding

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