University of East London

Course Introduction

If you want to study creative writing but you don’t meet the standard entry requirements for a degree, this extended course is perfect for you.

First we prepare you for your degree during the foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.

And there has never been a more exciting time to be a writer. The internet has changed the world, increasing the scope for writers and their work. Our course recognises and embraces these opportunities. At UEL, we’re building a community of writers and artists with something to say about themselves, and about the world.

Our unique programme invites you to experiment and dare to challenge traditional ways of looking at ‘genre’ in writing. We encourage you to explore multi-media approaches to your work and to experiment with poetry, prose, drama and different media.

We’ll help you find your own path as a writer. You’ll be introduced to various types of writing across a range of disciplines, paving your way for employment in many different areas where your skills will be highly valued.

Course Modules

Foundation Year:

Academic Development (core)

Independent Project (core)

London and Literature (core)

Reporting London (option)

London and History (option)

Media, Culture and Society (option)

Visual Communication (option)

Creative Digital Practice (option)

Year 1:

Critical Approaches to Creative Writing (core)

Creative Practice 1 (core)

Media Lab (core)

Literature: Form & Theory (optional)

Tradition & Change in Western Literature (optional)

Year 2:

The Writer’s World (core)

Creative Practice 2 (core)

Story & Myth (core)

Adaptation: Form & Practice (optional)

American Literature (Optional)

Year 3:

Dissertation for Creative Writing (core)

Creative Practice 3 (core)

Life Writing (core)

Copywriting (core)

Research Methods (core)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees