Creative Writing BA

Our Creative Writing BA course has been designed to inspire high levels of creativity, initiative and originality in the design, production, interpretation and analysis of creative writing along with a chance to develop interdisciplinary projects.

Course details

In your first year you’ll gain a solid grounding in how to write fiction, drama and poetry, and study world literature.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

You will be taught the key genres of creative writing by some of the most talented and original writers working today. Between them, they’ve published over 100 books, produced countless scripts for TV, radio and film, and won umpteen awards. The teaching team includes renowned authors like Bernardine Evaristo, Hannah Lowe and Max Kinnings.

From week one you’ll write and interact with your peer group of creative writers. You will share ideas and give constructive feedback to others on their creative work.


Entry requirements

GCE A-level BBC.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in any subject.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject, with an A-Level at grade C.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in any subject, with A-Levels grade BB .

International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points.


A creative writing degree from Brunel is your passport to a wide range of career destinations within the literary and creative industries.

Our graduates are working in the arts, publishing, journalism, advertising, marketing and teaching. They have successful careers as novelists, journalists, screenwriters and travel writers. Others opt to follow Brunel’s career-focused MA in Creative Writing.


In the first year you will start building a portfolio of your creative writing. You will follow your interests in the second year and master the craft of creative writing in your final year. English is studied in all three years. Your final year major project is an in-depth study of a creative writing topic of your choice.
  • CW1700 – Creative Writing Practice
  • CW1701 The Writer’s Toolkit
  • EN1604 – World Literature 1: Going Global
  • EN1605 – World Literature 2: Travels and Migrations


  • EN2610 – Contemporary British and Irish Fiction
  • EN2605 – Genre Fiction
  • EN2606 – Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • CW2600 – Life Writing
  • EN2014 – Modernism
  • EN2001 – The Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • EN2011 – Post-Colonial Writing
  • EN2021 – Romanticism and Revolution
  • EN2019 – Screenwriting
  • EN2002 – Shakespeare: Text and Performance
  • EN2017 – Writing the Short Story
  • EN2603 – Writing Contemporary Poetry
  • EN3000 Creative Writing Special Project
  • EN3613 – The Creative Industries


  • EN3619 – Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • CW3602 – Journeying the Self through Psychology and Expressive Arts
  • EN3605 – Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
  • EN3612 – Performance Poetry
  • EN3609 – Post-War and Late Twentieth-Century Literature, 1945-2001
  • AH3600 – Psychogeography
  • EN3039 – The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature
  • EN3617 – Violence
  • EN3022 – Victorian Literature and Culture
  • CW3600 – Writing Film and Television
  • EN3028 – Writing Modern Fiction
  • EN3604 – Writing Ireland
  • EN3612 Writing Poetry for Performance