Creative Writing

Overview

Creative Writing student Rebecca Holderness sits on a bench in a courtyard near the Main Building.

Dream of seeing your work in print, online or on stage? Our practical courses taught by professional writers at Edge Hill will help make this a reality. Learn about different writing styles and develop your own approach, then hone your skills on work placements with organisations like Edge Hill University Press or Crooked Dice Game Design Studio.

Explore the world through its writing. Develop your own voice in whatever discipline fits you best. Join a vibrant community of writers who share your curiosity. Here at Edge Hill, we’ve spent 30 years perfecting our teaching methods and encouraging talented individuals to discover how they can contribute to the world of literature.

Our lecturers are all published writers who know what it takes to succeed in the industry. Throughout your degree, we’ll help you develop the skills you need to turn your passion into a lifelong career, whether that’s as a writer, in advertising, publishing, business or theatre.

You’ll develop the habits and techniques you need to become a versatile, engaging and self-reflective writer. And with literary events, the annual Edge Hill Short Story Prize and our work with the Edge Hill University Press, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your skills to the test.

  • Don’t just learn to write, learn to be a writer. With employability embedded throughout the course, we’ll show you how you can make a valuable contribution to the world of literature. 95% of our graduates are employed or studying after six months of finishing the course (Graduate Outcomes 2017/18).
  • Progress through your degree by learning about different writing styles, developing professional habits (from keeping journals to editing), practising your art and finally specialising in an area you’re interested in.
  • Our lecturers are published writers – they’ll teach you both writing theory and the practical skills you need for your career. And with our workshop model of teaching, you’ll have lots of individual support throughout the course.

Student Views

Creative Writing in the News

Facilities

Students talk outside the front entrance to the Main Building.The Department of English, History and Creative Writing is based in the Main Building at the centre of the campus, near the £26m Catalyst building which includes the University library.

A prime example of 1930s architecture, the Main Building has undergone extensive refurbishment to combine a traditional setting with modern facilities, including the £15m Student Hub.

The building includes lecture theatres, seminar and tutorial rooms, which are ideal for group discussions and one-to-one tuition, as well as IT resources and social learning spaces.

Main Building 360 Virtual Tour

External View

Classrooms

The Hub

Open Days and Virtual Events

A member of staff points out information in a printed booklet to a prospective student at an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including creative writing, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day in 2021