Kingston University London - Creative Writing BA(Hons)

Kingston University London

Creative Writing BA(Hons)

Are you a budding novelist, Netflix screenwriter or experimental poet? On this degree, you'll learn the art and craft of writing in all its forms. Taught by published authors, you'll gain a wide range of skills across creative and non-fiction genres. You'll examine how writing can be used to communicate in a range of contexts, with appropriate uses of style, register and form.

You'll take part in masterclasses by industry professionals and join the thriving community of our specialist Writers' Centre. An extended writing project will be on a subject of your choice. You'll also build a professional portfolio and work on real-life industry projects, giving you vital employment experience to prepare you for a career in writing.

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Many of our graduates have had their work published. Recently, Oyinkan Braithwaite's multi-award winning debut novel


    My Sister, The Serial Killer, was longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019.
  • This course covers a range of formats, including digital writing, creative non-fiction, prose writing, poetry, and dramatic writing.
  • Workshops will allow you to hone your writing craft, while lectures and seminars will give you the tools you need to develop your own creativity.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


    112-128 for BA (Hons); 48 for BA (Hons) including foundation year.
  • Level 3 qualifications, English Language/Literature, Creative Writing or similar subjects (A-levels, BTEC Diploma, Access Diploma, IB Diploma, etc.). Grade C required.
  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Students in this course go on to become published authors and work in a range of written communication roles including creative writing, digital media, curation, public relations, journalism, publishing, communications, teaching, and the civil service.

  • Grant Writer.
  • Copywriter.
  • Content Writer and Strategist.
  • Proposal Writer.
  • Romance Writer.
  • Public Relations Writer.
  • Columnist.
  • Nonfiction Writer.

Course Details

Each level is made up of four modules each worth 30 credit points. Typically a student must complete 120 credits at each level.

In your first year, you'll be introduced to the field of creative writing through a variety of practical workshops and seminars. You'll attend interactive lectures, small-group discussions, and individual writing exercises.

In the second year, there is an increasing emphasis on private study and independent writing.

You'll develop the appropriate skills, techniques, and practices to produce a sustained piece of writing in poetry and fiction.

In your final year, you'll have the opportunity to complete an extended writing project on a subject of your choice, and to work on real-life industry projects, giving you vital employment experience.

Through optionality, both at the assessment and module levels, the program will enable you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and employment or enterprise goals. Workshops will allow you to hone your writing craft, while lectures and seminars will give you the tools you need to develop your creativity.

Year 1

Practical Journalism 1
Introduction to Creative Writing I: The Writer's Toolkit
Writing that Works
Introduction to Communication

Year 2

Core Modules:
Style and Meaning
Independent Creative Writing
Optional Modules:
Content, Form and Creativity
Magazine Journalism
Write Action: Introduction to Dramatic Writing
Introduction to Screenwriting
Transforming Realities: Innovation and Social Change in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

Final Year

Core Modules:
Dissertation: Creative and Professional Writing
Professional Writing in Practice
Optional Modules:
Special Study: Literary Journalism and War
Beyond Text: Advanced Dramatic Writing
Special Author
Black and Asian Writing
Making Shakespeare: Text, Performance and Adaptation
Gender and Sexuality
Special Study: Narrative Techniques in Popular Fiction
Creative Writing Special Study: Get a Life: Forms of (Auto)biography
Creative Writing Special Study: Innovations in Poetry and Prose
Box Set Drama: Writing for Television

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