Creative and Professional Writing BA (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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    4 (Creative Writing)
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

The BA Creative & Professional Writing will train you as a creative writer in the broadest sense of the word, concentrating on both your personal development as a writer—but also your ability to use creative writing in a career of your choice. Creative writing is a surprisingly versatile subject that is in demand in the twenty-first-century workplace. This degree offers you a thorough grounding in the main forms of creative written expression but also teaches you the skills you’ll need as an industry-ready graduate, ready to contribute to the creative and cultural economy. As well as nurturing your passions and experiences as a writer, you will emerge with a distinctive profile including:• Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills• An ability to write across genres and in a variety of media• Core skills of drafting, editing, proofreading• An up-to-date knowledge of the market for different forms of creative writing, broadly conceived• Experience of industry links and externally facing work• An effective and appropriate professional presence both in person and onlineThe degree has three key strands: deep understanding of the craft of writing; writing as a professional activity; independent project work.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
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  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Extended Project
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • AS
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


Including a minimum of 2 A Levels. We would usually require a Grade B in a relevant subject, eg, A level English Language, Literature or Creative Writing, or possibly History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Sociology), but this requirement can be adjusted subject to academic judgement.Exclude General Studies.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Plymouth's impressive campus sits within the heart of 'Britain's Ocean City', between the sea, Cornwall and Dartmoor. Acclaimed for its teaching and research, the University of Plymouth has 23 Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellows.


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