Creative Writing


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 practice-led courses taught by professional writers at Edge Hill University will help make this a reality. With modules like scriptwriting, fiction, poetry and games writing, as well as placements and work projects with organisations like Edge Hill University Press or Crooked Dice Game Design Studio, you’ll soon find your niche.

Explore the world through writing. Develop your own voice in whatever discipline fits you best, whether that’s poetry, short stories, scriptwriting or writing for games. Join a vibrant community of writers who share your curiosity. Here at Edge Hill, we have 30 years’ experience in evolving and developing our Creative Writing practice and encouraging our students to become innovative writers who understand the literary landscape they can contribute to.

Our lecturers are all published writers who know what it takes to succeed in the industry. Throughout your degree, we’ll help you find your passion in writing and develop the skills you need for your future career, whether that’s as a writer, in the creative industries, for example the media, theatre or publishing, or in areas such as teaching and business.

You’ll develop the habits and techniques you need to become a versatile, engaging and self-reflective writer. And with literary events, Creative Industry symposia, 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.
  • Progress through your degree by learning about different writing styles, developing professional habits (from keeping journals to editing), practising your art and, in your final year, specialising in a genre you’re passionate about.
  • Our lecturers are published writers – they’ll teach you both writing theory and practice-led skills you need for your career. And with our workshop model of teaching, you’ll have lots of individual support throughout the course.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Creative Writing BA (Hons) W800
Creative Writing and English Literature BA (Hons) QW38

You may also be interested in:

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
English Language with Creative Writing BA (Hons) Q1W8
English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) Q2W9

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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.

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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 to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, 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.

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