Brunel University London

Course Introduction

From modern fiction and comedy to screenwriting and poetry – there are a number of exciting and creatively stimulating genres you will be able to explore and master on our Creative Writing programme.

Whether you’re interested in travel writing, journalism, comedy screenwriting, the short story or the contemporary novel, Brunel has a wide range of staff who regularly produce bestselling novels, screenplays for major movies or journalism for the best of the British and international press. Combining this expertise with a supportive environment for students looking to break into writing, the Brunel Creative Writing BA is undoubtedly among the best in the country.

You will work within a vibrant academic discipline that specialises in contemporary literature and culture, and will be part of a School dedicated to the contemporary arts. The creative writing programme at Brunel is one of the oldest established in the UK.


- You will be given a secure foundation in the techniques of writing fiction, theatre and poetry, and will be introduced to the idea of writing as a profession.

- Within a sound academic environment, you will be able to develop your own creativity and explore different genres of writing under the guidance of experienced staff and practising writers of international standing.

- Good writing and creative skills have never been more important, especially for anyone seeking a career in the burgeoning creative industries field.

Course Modules

Year 1

World Literature, World Literacies

Creative Writing Practice

The Creative Process

Year 2

Optional Modules

Writing Journalism

Writing the Short Story


Writing Contemporary Poetry

Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy

Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

Life Writing

Nineteenth-Century Novel

Shakespeare Text & Performance

The Women’s Movement: 20th Century Writing and Contemporary Writing

Postcolonial Writing


Romanticism & Revolution

Contemporary British Fiction

Genre Fiction

Year 3

Core Modules

Creative Writing Special Project

Creative Industries

Minor Project

Optional Modules

Writing Modern Fiction

Writing Comedy

Writing Film and Television

Performance Poetry


Victorian Literature and Culture

Jane Austen and Her Novels

Post-War and Late Twentieth-Century Literature. 1945-2001

Modern & Contemporary Lesbian Literature

Writing Ireland


The Muslim World in Early Modern English

Chaucer to Shakespeare

Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers

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Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £15,860 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test65% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsectionTOEFL (iBT)92.0with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17PTE Academic58.0with a minimum of 51 in all subscores