BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing (with Foundation year)

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 46,488
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 55,269

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: Must include passes at A2 in at least one subject.
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the university.

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

English Language Requirements:

  • Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).


The core modules examine different contexts of writing and analyse literary forms and structures. You’ll learn how to write effectively in a host of different genres.

It’s a course that allows for specialisation, too. Optional workshops include hybrid genres and screenwriting. In your final year, for your dissertation, you can develop an extended piece of creative writing which particularly interests you.

Foundation Year

  • Academic Development 
  • Independent Project 
  • London and Literature 


  • Reporting London 
  • London and History
  • Media, Culture and Society  
  • Visual Communication 
  • Creative Digital Practice 

Year 1

  • Critical Approaches to Creative Writing
  • Creative Practice 1
  • Media Lab


  • Literature: Form & Theory 
  • Tradition & Change in Western Literature 

Year 2

  • The Writer’s World 
  • Creative Practice 2 
  • Story & Myth 


  • Adaptation: Form & Practice 
  • American Literature

Year 3

  • Dissertation for Creative Writing 
  • Creative Practice 3 
  • Life Writing 
  • Copywriting 
  • Research Methods 

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