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Undergraduate Creative Writing

Dream of seeing your work in print, on-screen 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.

Don’t just learn to write. Learn to be a writer. We’ll show you how to make a valuable contribution to literature.

3rd in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023 - Creative Writing).

Throughout the course we will teach you both writing theory and practice-led skills you need for your career.

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Discover Creative Writing at Edge Hill University

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 placements with organisations like Edge Hill University Press or Crooked Dice Game Design Studio.
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My advice would be: don’t let fear stop you from taking all the opportunities you can. You’re probably more capable than you think you are.

Lucy Barrett

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English Literature

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Rebecca Holderness BA (Hons) Creative Writing student

This degree has taught me so much and set me on a path which I’d never expected to follow.

Rebecca Holderness

BA (Hons) Creative Writing

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"I learned research and analytical skills that really helped with my first job at a non-fiction publisher."

Claire Gell

BA (Hons) Creative Writing

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Creative Writing students are based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17million building offering highly contemporary facilities.

The £17 million Creative Edge building features a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, IT facilities and smaller tutorial spaces. It has everything you need to become a capable, versatile, creative writer and thinker. Creative Edge’s social learning spaces are ideal for passionate discussion with like-minded creatives.

You’ll develop the practical skills, analytical tools and confidence for wherever your creative flair and insight takes you.

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