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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.

On this page you’ll find 360 tours of our facilities, videos and features to give you an insight into what it’s like to study Creative Writing at Edge Hill.


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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Videos and vlogs

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.
An Edge Hill University student talks about their experience of studying a Creative Writing degree.
Emma-Jo tells us about what it is like to study Creative Writing at Edge Hill including the facilities, support and opportunities you can expect on your degree.
Emma-Jo tells us what it’s like to study a Creative Writing degree at Edge Hill and how no matter what area of writing you explore, you will discover something you love.

What our students think

Lucy Barret professional photo

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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