What will I learn?

Studying creative and professional writing equips you with the expertise and experience to make a living as a professional writer.Currently, one in 11 jobs in the UK is in the creative industries – a sector that’s outpacing the rest of the UK economy in its growth rate. The UK publishing industry in particular is experiencing record success, while platforms like Netflix and podcasts are capturing new audiences and creating new opportunities for writers.BA(Hons) Creative and Professional Writing develops your creative abilities and forms your identity as a writer. It prepares you for the world of work by helping you acquire highly transferable skills and giving you access to a wealth of learning opportunities. To succeed as a writer, you need many strings to your bow. That’s why we offer tuition in corporate copywriting across all three years, alongside fiction, non-fiction and scriptwriting. You’ll hone a broad range of writing skills, and be equipped to take on paid writing work in different areas when you graduate.You’ll also become adept at conducting research, and work on live briefs from Bristol-based employers that recruit skilled writers. What’s more, you can gain professional experience writing for UWE Bristol student media, including Hub Radio, Hub Voice student magazine and Cellar Door magazine.Thanks to our connections, you have the chance to work with publishers and agents, as well as the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, Watershed, Poetry Can, Spike Island, the Arnolfini and Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.We also enjoy links with commercial partners including Babcock International, Stratton Craig, John Wainwright & Company Ltd, The Writing Hut Ltd and Anthem Publishing.Situated at the heart of Bristol's thriving creative sector, this course prepares you for a job in writing, the arts, publishing, creative media, marketing, advertising and communications.You could become a novelist or screenwriter, work as a freelance copywriter or journalist, or go into an area such as corporate communications and PR.

Which department am I in?

Arts and Cultural Industries

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Frenchay Campus

Coldharbour Lane,

Bristol,

South Gloucestershire,

BS16 1QY, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Frenchay Campus

Coldharbour Lane,

Bristol,

South Gloucestershire,

BS16 1QY, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

SATR (SAT I) with a minimum score of 1050 out of 1600. 2 SAT Subject Tests with minimum scores of 550. Students need to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Bristol

Based in Bristol, an exciting city ranked the number 1 place to live in the UK (Sunday Times 2017), UWE is at the heart of a centre of industry.

  • 21st in the 2021 Guardian league table
  • £300m investment across its campuses over the last six years
  • 92% of graduates in work 15 months after graduation
  • 2nd in England for student satisfaction