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Creative Writing PGCert Newcastle University




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Course info


Our Creative Writing PGCert provides a unique opportunity to explore and develop your creative writing skills through practise, revision and discussion.

About this course

You will further your awareness of:

writing processes
professional writing

What you'll learn

Our courses provide a unique opportunity to explore and develop your creative writing skills. We teach creative writing in three areas:

prose writing, with an emphasis on short fiction, creative non-fiction and the essay
poetry with an emphasis on the practice and study of a variety of poetic traditions and contemporary techniques
scriptwriting, which includes writing for the theatre and screenwriting

Through these areas, we will introduce you to a wide range of subjects and opportunities with which writers are working professionally.

Your development

Our PGCert courses allow you to advance your creative ability through:

guided reading

You will further your awareness of:

writing processes
writing craft
professional writing

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Creative Writing PGCert.

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees

£6,000.00 (6,16,609) per year


28 Sep


Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirement for international students

Usually a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject such as: creative writing; English literature; drama; screenwriting. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications. English Language Requirements - IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 6.0 in all other sub-skills); TOEFL 100 overall (with a minimum of 19 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking, and 22 in writing); Pearsons 69 overall (with a minimum of 62 in writing and 57 in all other sub-skills).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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