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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 and 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.

5th in the UK and 2nd in NW Overall (Guardian Good University Guide 2024 - Creative Writing).

Throughout the course we'll teach you the writing theory and practice-led skills you'll 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 support your passion for writing and develop the skills you need for your future career, whether that’s as a writer, in the creative industries, teaching or business.
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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 and English Literature student Leah Maslin.

Mature discussions and workshopping enable me to explore views on books and social issues, very useful in my academic work, and life in general.

Leah Maslin

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English Literature

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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 thinker, social learning spaces that are ideal for passionate discussion, and a dedicated space where you can work on projects, share books you love, hold events, be a writer.

Supported by like-minded creatives, you’ll develop the practical skills, analytical tools and confidence for wherever your imagination and insight takes you.

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