Newcastle University

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Creative Writing


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Postgraduate Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This flexible programme enables you to develop your creative writing skills and/or gain accredited training in teaching creative writing or using creative writing in a community or health care setting.
You choose taught modules (30 credits) from the following list (each module is worth 10 credits unless otherwise indicated): psychology and creative writing; reading and writing; fiction masterclass; poetry and digital media; personal documentary practice; poetry and translation; screenwriting; writing for children; memoir writing; text and public art; writing and health 1; writing and health 2; poetry masterclass 1; poetry masterclass 2; writing for performance; writing for teachers 1 (delivered on and off campus); writing for teachers 2 (delivered overseas) (20 credits); creative writing (distance learning) (10, 20, or 30 credits); non-residential course in creative writing (20 credits). In addition you are required to submit a portfolio of your own creative work or undertake a project exploring the uses of creative writing in a work-related setting (30 credits).

The programme may be delivered by a combination of short courses, project or portfolio supervision, distance learning, and a five-day intensive residential course. Intensive courses are also delivered overseas.


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