Creative writing

Creative WritingWhy study Creative writing?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours in Creative Writing gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.  You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification.  The honours program in Creative Writing will prepare you for further academic study or for work in specific fields and industries involving creative writing, screenwriting, writing for the media and theatre production.  Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program, or, in cases of high achievement, direct entry into the PhD program.

Career opportunities

Writing, publishing and editing, reviewing, arts criticism, scriptwriting and performance, as well as other arts-related occupations in fields such as film, media, theatre, and teaching.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework compulsory subjects at 120 credit points. See Cinema Studies, English, Media Studies or Theatre and Drama Honours pages for subjects offered.

A thesis 

A thesis which consists of a negotiated practical project in creative writing which explores a research question, and a 5000-word exegesis to support the thesis.

Entry requirements

If you are interested in undertaking an honours year in Creative Arts. See Cinema Studies, English, Media Studies or Theatre and Drama Honours pages for Entry Requirements.  

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework compulsory subjects at 120 credit points. See Cinema Studies, English, Media Studies or Theatre and Drama Honours pages for subjects offered.

A thesis 

A thesis which consists of a negotiated practical project in creative writing which explores a research question, and a 5000-word exegesis to support the thesis.

Entry requirements

If you are interested in undertaking an honours year in Creative Arts. See Cinema Studies, English, Media Studies or Theatre and Drama Honours pages for Entry Requirements.  

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or focus on staff in Creative writing.