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.
This degree has taught me so much and set me on a path which I’d never expected to follow.
BA (Hons) Creative Writing
Creative Writing in the News
- Tabletop games rise in popularity during pandemic
- Creative writer who transformed grief into poetry graduates and starts new life as a father
- NHS staff encouraged to share pandemic experiences through creative writing
- Edge Hill writer wins the 2020 NorthBound Book Prize
- Edge Hill alumna Carys Bray releases new book
- All-female longlist announced for unique short story prize
- Creative Writing student’s audio poem commended in national competition
- Creative Care project launched to provide solace to care home residents
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
Open Days and Virtual Events
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.