Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

If you are fascinated by the craft of writing, you can study a range of genres, including fiction, poetry, drama, creative non'fiction and screenwriting, receiving tuition and guidance from practising published writers. You will develop a portfolio of creative work and interact with industry professionals to broaden your understanding of the fields of publishing, performance and broadcasting. Find out more about this programme in our departmental handbook. You will taught by successful, published authors and practitioners, including: Julia Bell David Eldridge Richard Hamblyn Russell Celyn Jones Toby Litt Luke Williams Benjamin Wood.

Course Modules

You must complete modules worth a total of 360 credits. Typically, this will take the form of 90 credits per year. In addition to compulsory modules, you also take an optional half'module in each year in years 1'3. In year 1, you take 4 compulsory modules (90 credits at Level 4). In year 2, you take 3 compulsory modules and 1 option module (30 credits at Level 5). In year 3, you take 2 compulsory modules, 1 elective module (30 credits at Level 5) from the School of Arts, and 1 option module (30 credits at Level 6). In year 4, you take 3 compulsory modules, including an extended writing project, an independent reading portfolio and the publishing project, and 1 option module (30 credits at Level 6).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level CC-AA
  • Mature entry
  • Interview
  • Essay
  • CertHE