The modules on my course have been very engaging, the seminars and lectures have been extremely helpful and the quality of teaching is brilliant. Thanks to the course, I am effectively prepared for work in industries such as publishing or advertising.


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    A foundation year helps you develop the study skills and self-confidence needed for higher education when you don’t reach the entry requirements for your subject.

    We put employability right at the heart of this degree. All our tutors have recent industry experience.

    They’ll teach you the essential skills for good writing: control of language, precision, imagination and a deep understanding of the context in which you write.

    During the course you’ll dive into creative forms such as fiction, poetry, drama and game narratives. You’ll gain confidence as you explore the wide range of job options open to professionally trained writers.

    Why Study Creative and Professional Writing with Foundation Year?

    If you love words and want to work with them, this is the course for you. We will help you to develop your own creative practice and distinctive voice, and in addition you will study commercial writing – in newspapers, magazines and broadcast media. You will also learn about marketing techniques, so that you can present your best face to employers and the publishing industry.

    Writing in a variety of styles, voices, and genres, you will hone your skills and explore the rich world of writing, tutored by professional writers with a deep knowledge of their craft and valuable experience of the writing industry.

    Sessions are largely workshop based, with presentations and discussions stemming directly from students’ own work. We believe that what makes us truly special is our small, friendly team, meaning we can get to know you as an individual and support you every step of the way through personal tutoring.

    Complete University Guide Subject League Table 2023

    Joint 4th in the UK for graduate prospects in the subject area of Creative Writing.

    The Guardian University League Tables 2022

    6th in the UK for student satisfaction for the quality of feedback and assessment in the subject area of Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations.