University of East London

Course Introduction

Develop valuable writing skills, enhance your creative talents and extend your understanding of different writing styles and forms. Explore professional avenues for your writing, including writing for journalism, media, film and music, and creative writing for its own sake. Learn from teachers who are all practising and published writers and editors across forms including poetry, long and short fiction, and screenwriting. Attend a guest lecture series where writers, publishers, booksellers, arts organisations and those involved with new media talk to students about developments and opportunities in the creative industries. Get involved with external projects and work experience to gain a better understanding of the job market and prepare yourself for your career after graduation. Join a highly diverse group of students in terms of background, experience and age, which makes for an interesting and varied cohort. Contribute to the student edited Creative Writing ezine UNBOUND and organise spoken word events. Improve your critical and creative thinking and research skills, your ability to work productively both independently and in small groups, and your capacity to understand detailed creative briefs.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £14,040  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £2,250  Module. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level BBC
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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86% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 66%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 71%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 77%

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 15
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 25
Unknown 5

19% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 94%

Total Practical: 6%

£4,095 - £4,349
Typical cost of university accommodation

£3,536 - £4,784
Typical cost of private accommodation