University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Roehampton is ranked in the top three in London and top 20 in the UK for English and Creative Writing (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' We offer a constantly evolving range of cutting'edge modules. Recent examples have explored writing for computer games, for graphic novels and for television. ' We are one of the few universities covering so many writing subjects, from non'fiction to writing for children. ' We offer the ideal platform for students looking to publish online and in our own Fincham Press.

Course Modules

Year 1: introduction to creative writing 1; introduction to creative writing 2; writing contexts 1 (thinking like a writer); the art of persuasion (essays and speeches); writing London; life writing. Year 2: writing contexts 2 (the process of writing); writing fiction 1 (introduction to narrative); writing poetry. Optional modules: the history, theory and performance of stand'up comedy; writing fiction 2 (advanced narrative); telling true stories; writing short films; writing television drama; performance text; graphic narratives; writing for children. Year 3: writing contexts 3 (the business of writing). Optional modules: novel writing; poetry and innovative form; fiction and innovative form; graphic narratives; screenwriting (long shorts: films for festivals); screenwriting (drama'documentary); screenwriting (adaptation); writing songs and lyrics; the short poetic sequence; writing for children; gaming and interactive narratives; publishing (from book to internet).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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74% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 68%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 75%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 76%

£17,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 10
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

17% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 98%

Total Practical: 2%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation