Middlesex University

Course Introduction

Is writing your passion? Do you love working creatively with language? BA Creative Writing and Journalism gives you a unique opportunity to develop as a creative writer, gain practical journalistic skills and form a close understanding of the journalism industry. This is the degree for you if you want to improve your skills as a writer in a wide variety of forms including fiction, drama and poetry whilst taking an in-depth look at the journalism profession.

**Why study BA Creative Writing and Journalism at Middlesex University?**

Many professional writers split their time between creative writing projects and work on articles, reviews and columns, while many journalists also work on novels and screenplays. Our inspiring course is designed to equip you with the skills and experience to work in both creative and journalistic writing.

We cover all aspects of journalism from newspaper to magazines and digital media, combining theory with practical work throughout the course. You'll not only learn how to critically examine writing and media, but also develop skills that prepare you for a career in media industries including newspapers, magazines, television, publishing, PR, advertising, and freelance writing. Our course gives you an abundance of opportunities to experiment with language and improve your writing and editing skills alongside a solid understanding of the way the journalism and writing industries are now developing.

**Course highlights**

All our tutors are practising writers – our staff include biographer and novelist Lorna Gibb, novelist and short story writer Adam Lively, script writer and director David Cottis and journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

Based in the Grove, a state-of-the-art learning facility, you will be able to collaborate with students from other disciplines and access facilities including professional TV and radio studios, art editing and digital publishing labs.

You will learn directly from a wide range of successful creative and writers and journalists through events like the North London Literary Festival and talks from guest speakers.

Near London's media and publishing markets, Middlesex is an ideal place to study, gain work experience and make industry contacts – the BA Creative Writing and Journalism includes Entrepreneurship and Work Placement modules.

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Course Modules

Year 1: Writing Creatively (30 credits) - Compulsory, Character, Conflict and Dialogue (30 credits) - Compulsory, What is Journalism? (30 credits) - Compulsory, Journalism Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory.

Year 2: Multimodal Journalism (30 credits) - Compulsory, Screen Writing for Shorts (30 credits) - Optional, Fiction: The Short Story (30 credits) - Optional, Storytelling for Games (30 credits) - Optional, Arts, Lifestyle and Sports Journalism (30 credits) - Optional, Political Communication (30 credits) - Optional, Innovation, Science and Technology (30 credits) - Optional.

Year 3: Creative Writing Project (30 credits) - Compulsory, Entrepreneurship (30 credits) - Compulsory, Genre Fiction (30 credits) - Optional, Popular Non-Fiction (30 credits) - Optional, Long Form Journalism (30 credits) - Optional, Journalism, Money and Power (30 credits) - Optional, Global Journalism and News Culture (30 credits) - Optional, Work Placement (30 credits) - Optional.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a minimum of 5.5 in each componentTOEFL (iBT)72.0With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in readingPTE Academic51.0With at least 51 in all components