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Course overview

The Creative Writing course gives you the opportunity to develop the skills and techniques to become a creative writer in poetry, drama and fiction (flashes, short stories, novels), and also to write critically. You will learn how your own work fits into the wider world of literature and contemporary publishing. In addition, the study and practice of Creative Writing enables you to develop a number of transferable skills that are highly relevant to many different areas of employment.

Studying a course full-time traditionally takes three years to complete.

Enquiries

If you have any enquiries about this course, please contact the Department of English using these contact details.

Start Date
September 2018
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
UCAS Code
WV81
Duration
3 Years

Why Study Creative Writing with us?

95% score for overall student satisfaction
- NSS 2017

We are fortunate to have a number of highly successful published writers of fiction and poetry in the Department, who can share their insights with you. The Department’s commitment to contemporary literature, and its contacts with eminent authors, allow us to place your degree studies in Creative Writing in an exciting wider context. We will also give you guidance on how you can get your work published, so that you can share your success with others.

We achieved a score of 95% overall student satisfaction in the subject area of creative writing in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS 2017), the largest national survey of final year undergraduates in the UK.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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