Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Application fee: £12
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,750
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

Creative Writing at DMU enables students to find the creative path that’s right for them. Students develop skills in a wide range of forms, including fiction, poetry, screenwriting, creative non-fiction, audio and performance writing, and new media. Alongside familiar form and genres such as short stories, free verse, strict form poetry and memoir, students will also have the opportunity to explore screenplays, graphic novel scripts, flash fiction as well as new media and concrete poetry.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus


104 points from at least 2 A ‘levels BTEC Extended Diploma DMM International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points GCSEs - Five GCSEs grades A* - C (9-4) including English Language or Literature at grade C/4 or above. Access - Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade C/4 or above. We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C/4 or above (if required as part of our standard requirement). Note: Applicants with non-standard qualifications may be asked to complete a piece of work to support their application. First year of entry to this course is assessment by portfolio / evidence. We welcome applications from writers of all ages. Mature applicants with less conventional qualifications are encouraged to contact the Admissions Team to discuss their application. Interview required: No If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Career opportunities

The final year Professional Writing Skills module prepares students to think more widely about employability, and to recognise – and articulate to employers – the rich skills they bring to any workplace. Some graduates currently work in schools (as teachers or in other roles), for publishers, in publicity departments and on newspapers. One graduate is a stand-up comic while another has reached the clinical practice stage of postgraduate medicine. Some undertake further studies at masters and doctoral level both in Britain and abroad. Others travel or choose work which allows them time to write.