Canterbury Christ Church University

BA Creative and Professional Writing

We put employability right at the heart of this degree. All our tutors have recent industry experience.

They’ll teach you the essential skills for good writing: control of language, precision, imagination and a deep understanding of the context in which you write.

During the course you’ll dive into creative forms such as fiction, poetry, drama and game narratives. You’ll gain in confidence as you explore the wide range of job options open to professionally trained writers.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be 88-112 UCAS Tariff points.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects

The course aims to develop a range of skills that will prepare students for employment as writers in a variety of roles: journalism, advertising, publishing, and marketing. However, the Creative and Professional Writing degree also opens up opportunities to work in a variety of administrative or managerial settings, as well as in public sector roles such as teaching. For entrepreneurial students, we teach essential skills for working freelance or running a small business. This course also provides a great foundation for further study towards a professional qualification, for example in journalism, business or marketing.

Course Details

Year 1 is designed to prepare you for the study of creative and professional writing at degree level.

You'll take introductory modules in creative forms (poetry, drama and fiction), and professional and non-fiction writing. You will also study developments in writing and wellbeing, and take a module in Contextual studies, which enables you to explore some of the key literary and theoretical movements that inform contemporary writing.

In Year 2 you'll be able to choose some optional modules enabling you to focus on particular areas of interest.

In Year 3 you'll continue to study core module as well as selecting optional modules. You can opt to write an 8,000 word (40-credit) Final Year Independent Study, supported by a tutor, on a creative or academic subject of your choice.

Year 1

Poetry, Drama and Fiction 1
Poetry, Drama and Fiction 2
Non-Fiction and Commercial Writing 1
Creative Readers and Professional Bookworms
Writing and Wellbeing
Contextual Studies

Year 2

Professional Practice 1
Digital Literature
Applied Humanities Employability in Practice
Experiments in Writing
Place and Space
Playwriting
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Screenwriting
The Novel
Working in Arts, Culture and Heritage
Writing for Children and Young Adults
Writing for the Spoken Word
Writing from Life
Writing in Education

Year 3

Professional Practice 2
Individual Study
Digital Literature
Experiments in Writing
Place and Space
Playwriting
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Screenwriting
The Novel
Working in Arts, Culture and Heritage
Writing for Children and Young Adults
Writing for the Spoken Word
Writing from Life
Writing in Education

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