Experiment and Develop your Understanding of Creative Writing

Accreditation: 20 UCU/10 ECTS

Academic level: Undergraduate level 5 

Study in England’s first UNESCO City of Literature – the place where literature, quite simply, is happening right now. Experiment with prose fiction and poetry and explore your creativity, while our experts guide you through the craft and technical elements of creative writing.

You'll study the work of established authors and gain the skills essential to becoming a writer, including writing in drafts and reading as a writer. You'll finish the course by writing, editing and publishing a literary magazine for the end of summer finale celebrations.

previous Field trips have included

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (London), National Centre for Writing (Norwich).

See our previous students' work

 'Tang Dynasty Dance'

Bend. Glide. Turn with the drum, sink into a bow. I must not falter; I cannot. Everything must be precise, perfect, clean. My arms are burning, reaching their limit, but I cannot stop. Every eye in the room is watching me, my dance of unparalleled beauty.

Sleeves trailing over my hands, softer than lotus petals in full bloom. I curve my arms above my head, as if I could touch the stars. Soft, reverent, now gaze up at the heavens in wonder. There is a ceiling in the way. No matter. Pretend I can see the gods as they dance in the night sky like I dance on the earth"

Taylan Moeller from Australia, Creative Writing Module 2019.

By the end of this module students will

  • Learn how to write prose fiction and poetry, learning to experiment and test their writing

  • Develop knowledge of the disciplines necessary to becoming a writer – observation, keeping notebooks, writing in drafts, reading as a writer, and submitting to deadlines

  • Learn how to be analytical – why do you like or dislike something in somebody’s writing? What is the problem with the writing? How might it be fixed? Why does it work if you like it?


Some basic understanding of creative writing would be advantageous.

Hear from our Alumni

Infinite wonderful possibilities wove together into the vivid tapestry that was my stay in the UK.   

Gabrielle from Hong Kong, Creative Writing 2017 - read the full post on our blog!

I learned so much more about how to improve my own writing than I had in my previous classes back home, and because the module focuses on both prose and poetry, I was able to hone my skills in both areas. 

Marissa from the US, Creative Writing 2018 - read the full post on our blog!