Creative Writing BA (Hons)

By embedding stimulating themes throughout our distinctive course structure we give you the opportunity to develop skills across fiction, poetry, memoir, the graphic novel, screenwriting, non-fiction, audio and performance writing, concrete poetry and new media.

You’ll examine the relationship between word, image, and sound and, by the end of your course, you won’t just be writing – you’ll also be producing your own professional-standard publications. 

Course details

Find your voice and discover your own creative writing path through studying with us at DMU.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

You can select a route through this degree in Drama, Education, English Language, English Literature, Film, History, Journalism or Media.

We’ll help you to experiment and push beyond your comfort zone to produce podcasts, audio-visual pieces and multimedia digital work.

Creative Writing at DMU is ranked number one in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide, 2023).


Entry requirements

104 points from at least 2 A’levels

BTEC Extended Diploma DMM

International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points or

T Levels Merit

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.


The course will equip you with a broad range of transferrable skills for careers within and beyond the creative industries including creative thinking, critical analysis, problem solving, research, independent study, editing, digital writing, publishing and proof reading. We will encourage you to think more widely about employability, and to recognise – and articulate to employers – the rich skills you bring to any workplace.

Our graduates go on to careers in a variety of areas such as writing, teaching, publishing and PR, while others undertake further studies such as the Creative Writing MA at DMU.

Graduate, Konnie Colton, is undertaking her master’s at DMU whilst working as an intern at an independent publisher. She said: “The course, the people, the campus everything is brilliant and I have had so much support. I always knew I wanted to do a master’s degree and there was no way I was leaving DMU to study for it anywhere else.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Exploring Creative Writing
  • Block 2: Writing Identity
  • Block 3: Writers Salon OR you can select to study one route from the list below:
  • Drama route – Shifting Stages
  • English Language route – Evolving Language
  • English Literature route – Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare
  • Film Studies route – Disney, Warner Bros and the Business of the Film Studio
  • Education route – Childhood, Social Justice and Education
  • History route – Global Cities
  • Journalism route – Understanding Journalism
  • Media route – Media, Culture and Society
  • Block 4: Shaping Ideas
  • Block 1: Writing Place
  • Block 2: Word, Image, Sound
  • Block 3: Story Craft OR continue with the route selected in the first year:
  • Drama route – Theatre Revolutions
  • English Language route – Sociolinguistics
  • English Literature route – Text Technologies
  • Film Studies route – Screen Archives – Preservation, Conservation and Usage
  • Education route – Preparing for Professional Practice and Cultural and Educational Transformations
  • History route – Humans and the Natural World
  • Journalism route – Beyond News: Peace Journalism and Opinion Writing
  • Media route – Public Relations and Strategic Communication
  • Year Long: Personal Projects
  • Block 1: Genre Specialism
  • Block 2: Writing and Publishing
  • Block 3: Uncreative Writing, Creative Misbehavior OR continue with the route selected in the first year:
  • Drama route – Performance, Identity and Activism
  • English Language route – Language and Identity
  • English Literature route – World Englishes: On the Page and Beyond
  • Film Studies route – British Cinema – Creativity, Independents and Interdependence
  • Education route – Adult Learners and Lifelong Learning OR Reflection on Practice: Teaching and Learning OR Gender and Education
  • History route – The World on Display
  • Journalism route – Music, Film and Entertainment Journalism
  • Media route – Gender and TV Fictions
  • Year Long: Dissertation