Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Teaching Creative Writing

University of Cambridge

12 months
6300 GBP/year
4200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Calling writers who teach, teachers who write, and those interested in applying creative writing within their professional field.The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing at University of Cambridge is structured around 3 modules that are designed with a focus on a different area of teaching creative writing.


By the end of the Teaching Creative Writing course at University of Cambridge you will have an enhanced knowledge of relevant existing pedagogical theory, acquired new practical skills for teaching, assessment and planning and you will have developed reflective awareness and innovation in your own teaching practice. 

Aims of the programme 

The programme aims to enable participants to: 

  • develop their skills as a teacher of creative writing and strategies for their intended teaching contexts;
  • develop and or extend their knowledge of the theories and practices of the teaching of creative writing;
  • develop their repertoire of teaching, course design and assessment methods appropriate to creative writing in their context;
  • develop a reflexive and critical awareness of their own teaching practice and to transmit what they have learned from their own experience of being a writer into a classroom setting.

Programme Structure

The course is taught over three modules, each of which students must attend.

Modules include:

  • The Philosophy and Context of Teaching Creative Writing
  • Designing a Creative Writing Course
  • Assessment and Feedback in a Creative Writing Course

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a good undergraduate degree (2.1 or overseas equivalent) and would need to be competent in the English language, with an IELTS overall band score of 7.5 (with no element lower than 7.0).
  • Applicants might come from an existing teaching environment, (primary, secondary or tertiary), be practising writers or postgraduate students who wish to develop the skills to lead workshops, those looking to improve or develop a more cohesive or defined creative writing pedagogy, or professionals in other industries who would like to explore using creative writing as a development tool within their field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    4200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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