Experiment and Develop your Understanding of Creative Writing

Academic lead: Kate Moorhead-Kuhn

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.


Field trips may include

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

By the end of this module

You will have learnt how to write prose fiction and poetry, learning to experiment and test your writing.
Developed your knowledge of the disciplines necessary to being a writer – observation, keeping notebooks, writing in drafts, reading as a writer, and submitting to deadlines.
You will have learnt 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 USA, Creative Writing 2018 - read the full post on our blog!