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Creative Writing and Wellbeing (Online)

Teesside University

12 months
5895 GBP/year
5895 GBP/year
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This unique course in Creative Writing and Wellbeing (Online) from Teesside University explores the meeting points between writing, identity, health, wellbeing and personal and professional development.


You will gain knowledge and understanding of the theoretical, critical and practical frameworks for using creative and reflective writing for greater wellbeing in a range of settings and in your own life. Alongside developing your own creative writing skills, you will think through the particular challenges and ethical concerns around creating safe spaces in which people can explore their writing.

Tutors are practising creative writers and experienced researcher-practitioners of writing in wellbeing contexts, who are pioneering this field of knowledge. The emphasis is on developing both practical writing techniques and facilitation skills, whilst gaining an understanding of your own work and practice within a critical context and framework.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Creative Writing and Wellbeing (Online) from Teesside University may already be working in a number of helping professions where they could apply their new skills, eg health and social care, education, youth work, counselling or psychotherapy; or may go on to consider further training in these areas.

You may go on to develop your careers in the broad area of arts and health, medical humanities and/or professional writing, including further study or research to PhD level. Alternatively, this course may enrich your own personal and professional skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Writing and Wellbeing
  • The Creative Writing and Wellbeing Project
  • Writing and Groups
  • Writing and the Self
  • Writing Specialisms

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have an undergraduate degree of 2.2 or above in English, creative writing or a cognate discipline. Other relevant experience or equivalent qualifications are considered on an individual basis.
  • You must also submit a portfolio of your creative writing of up to and no more than 2,000 words in any one or two forms or genres, for example poetry, prose fiction, life writing, or screen writing. You must also submit a short reflection on your interest in the links between creative writing and wellbeing of no more than 500 words. Please include this portfolio in your online application.
  • Applicants will be asked to participate in a short interview over Skype or in person at our Middlesbrough campus.

Tuition Fee

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    5895 GBP/year
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    5895 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5895 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time Fee for UK applicants £982.50 for each 30 credits


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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