BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Creative Writing

BA (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

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.

Programme description

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.

Key Modules

This course is an ideal foundation for those wanting to move directly into the writing professions or the creative industries. It has been designed to develop confidence, skills and awareness in those who opt to follow one of our career-focused MA programmes.

We work closely with agents, publishers, producers and other key industry professionals. This means that you will get the best opportunity to understand the industries through which your writing will reach its audience. You will be given the best introduction to the writing professions through the career-focused Creative Writing and the Creative Industries module.

Graduates have also moved into publishing, journalism, advertising, television, films, business writing, public relations and teaching.

Past students have gone on to work in companies such as the BBC and Universal Studios, as well as publishing novels, having plays produced and screenwriting.

Module & Subject

Level 1

  • Introduction to Writing Fiction (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Writing Drama (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Writing Poetry (20 credits)
  • World Literature (30 credits)

Level 2

  • Writing Contemporary Poetry (20 credits)
  • Writing the Short Story (20 credits)
  • Writing Journalism (20 credits)
  • Screenwriting (20 credits)
  • Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy (20 credits)
  • Writing the Self (20 credits)
  • Nineteeth-Century Novel (20 credits)
  • Shakespeare Text and Performance (20 credits)
  • The Women's Movement and 20th Century Writing (20 credits)
  • Modernism (20 credits)
  • Romaticism and Revolution (20 credits)
  • Contemporary British Fiction (20 credits)
  • Genre Fiction (20 credits)

Level 3

  • Major Project or Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Writing Modern Fiction (20 credits)
  • Writing Comedy (20 credits)
  • Minor Project or Dissertation
  • Writing Modern Drama (20 credits)
  • The Creative Industries (20 credits)
  • Psychogeography (20 credits)
  • Performance Poetry (20 credits)
  • Postcolonial Perspectives (20 credits)
  • Victorian Literature and Culture (20 credits)
  • Chaucer to Shakespeare (20 credits)
  • The Muslim World in Early Modern English
  • Post War and Late Twentieth Century Literature 1945-2001 (20 credits)
  • Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers (20 credits)
  • Writing Ireland (20 credits)
  • Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature (20 credits)
  • Pyschogeography (20 credits)
  • Violence (20 credits)

In the final year, you will be able to create a major writing project, which may take the form of a short story, a novel fragment, a portfolio of poems, a short play, a short script or a collection of journalism, as well as a minor project in another discipline.

You will work on a critical project that supports your writing – so if you choose to write a film comedy, you will be encouraged to study contemporary screen comedy, or if you opt for a short story on a post-colonial theme, you will similarly be expected to study post-colonial fiction.

This is your opportunity to pursue your individual interest. Whether it’s writing an epic poem, a blockbuster screenplay or a portfolio of journalism, we have members of staff who will share your enthusiasm and help you to achieve your aim.

Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER