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Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

In Sheffield ()

£ 3,000 VAT inc.


  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Duration



•Learn the essential skills to write prose, script and poetry.
•Increase your employability by working on live projects.
•Become confident and able in self-expression through writing.
On this broad-based contemporary writing course you develop your writing skills and study a wide range of literature with a team of writers and tutors, while working on live projects to prepare you for a successful career.Most of your learning will be done in group lectures and seminars. You work both independently and on collaborative projects. The focus throughout is to develop your critical thinking, analytical and communication skills.

To take into account

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.Studying abroadIn your second year you have the chance to study abroad as part of an exchange programme.

This must include at least 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example: •BBC at A Level. •DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. •A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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  • Voice
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Screenwriting
  • Project
  • Employability
  • Writing
  • Poetry
  • Writing Skills
  • Literature
  • Write prose
  • Script and poetry

Course programme

You learn through
  • lectures and seminars
  • one-to-one tutorials
  • workshops
  • independent study
  • film screenings
  • masterclasses from authors and industry figures Applied learningWork placements
Live projects

In your second or final year, you can partake in a work-based project developing specific employability skills, and also focus on learning a foreign language.

You have the opportunity to complete a work-based project, gaining professional experience in areas such as literary editing, feature journalism, archiving, heritage, or publicity. Project hosts have included Grimm & Co, National Trust, Sheffield Hallam marketing, and Eckington School.There are also opportunities throughout the year to experience and work with cultural events, and previous partnerships have included Sheffield's established Off the Shelf literary festival.

Field trips

We attend performances at theatres including Sheffield's Lyceum and London's Globe, visit a range of museums and heritage sites, and take trips to a range of local places of interest. In your final year, you will be invited on a writing retreat.

Networking opportunities

We run a regular masterclass series, where published authors, poets and other creative practitioners perform and discuss their work. We also offer a number of one-off events throughout the year, where you can meet and talk with industry professionals, agents and writers. The Students' Union also offers opportunities for publication and publishing.

Creative Writing BA (Hons)

£ 3,000 VAT inc.