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BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing with Foundation Year

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

Why choose this course?

‌‌Offering a thorough grounding in the art, craft and processes of writing, this course equips you with vital skills which will set you apart - whether you aspire to work in publishing, editing, new digital media or the broader creative and literary industries. 

  • If you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the Honours degree programme, you can choose to start at Foundation Year stage
  • Compile an impressive portfolio of creative and professional writing to present to prospective employers 
  • Develop your work for commercial sale through our partnership project with international publisher ROMAN Books
  • Gain valuable insights into the writing profession through mentoring, internships, work-based projects and our vibrant programme of guest lectures by leading writers
  • Seize the chance to get your talent noticed in the industry: our students regularly win awards for their work
  • Be inspired by our teaching team of experienced and internationally respected writers: in the latest National Student Survey, 100% of our students said that staff made the subject interesting 
  • Spend part of your second stage studying at one of our partner universities in America. 

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