Creative Writing emphasises the importance of engaging with the wider world of literature in order to develop your own writing.
You’ll have the opportunity to study brilliant writing from the past, as well as learning from contemporary creative practitioners.
Level 2 allows you to focus on specific forms (eg fiction, poetry, script), to develop a critical understanding of form and genre, and helps you to develop key employability skills through project work and professional skills modules.
At Level 3 all Creative Writing students have the opportunity undertake an extended Creative Writing Project: a portfolio of work which will develop your independent learning and creative practice skills.
There is an exam on Descriptive Grammar of English in semester two of first year.
Other assessment methods include essays, presentations, data analysis, online tests, peer reviews, class tests, blog posts and research proposals and reports.
Popular careers for our graduates include teaching, publishing and journalism, advertising and marketing, management, IT, social work and speech and language therapy.
Many of our graduates also go on to study at Postgraduate level.
Recent Festival and University guest writers have included Margaret Atwood; award-winning poets Simon Armitage and Daljit Nagra; Booker-nominated York novelist Fiona Mozley; innovative graphic novelist and illustrator Graham Rawle; and Bradford noir-writer A. How does language allow us to express social identities and cultural values? This programme explores these fascinating areas and much more by analysing real-life language.
Our students organise a lively programme of languages and linguistics-related events, including guest speakers, trips, conferences and social activities with opportunities to be involved in staff research as a volunteer or paid researcher.