|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA (Hons))|
|University website:||Journalism and Creative Writing|
Kick-start your career as a writer, learning how to analyse, practise and publish all forms of journalism while also stretching your creative skills across a range of formats. Along the way, you’ll develop a potent technical toolbox of transferable skills essential in any number of journalistic and creative industries.
This joint degree blends practising and analysing digital journalism with developing your writing skills in a range of fictional and non-fictional contexts, from screenwriting and poetry through to writing for games and children's fiction.
You will develop your professional and intellectual skills by exploring journalism and creative writing in a range of contexts and genres, and set your practice within the creative, ethical and legal frameworks of past and present practitioners. As you progress, you will learn how to generate fresh ideas through experimentation, write for different readers and publishing platforms, solve problems, collaborate, research both professionally and academically, and promote your work to employers and audiences.
This creative journalism degree features practical and peer-reviewed workshops, lectures, seminars, and self-directed work. You'll get a good deal of tutor contact time each week, and the chance for frequent one-to-one tutorials.
We'll push you to make the most of any outside opportunities, so you can utilise our facilities and support. You'll also gain valuable industry insights from our visiting speakers and Writers in Residence, who have previously included Lionel Shriver, Philip Marsden and Simon Armitage.