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Creative Writing

Swansea University

12 months
16750 GBP/year
7900 GBP/year
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The Creative Writing programme from Swansea University is a uniquely inspirational programme that delivers integrated training in the writing of literary and media text.


Taught by experienced writers of major profile, this course provides teaching on a range of genres including fiction, short story, poetry, drama, screenwriting and creative non-fiction.

Your studies will connect with the unique literary culture of Wales, home to one of the oldest bardic traditions in Europe.

You will study a set number of optional 20-credit modules, before undertaking a 60-credit creative writing dissertation in the second part of the course.

Varied modules include long fiction, writing radio drama, screenwriting, James Joyce and literary theory, global media and comparative journalism.

Drama writing is a particular teaching strength, and contains the relatively new and unexplored field of Dramaturgy.

You have the chance to write for online journal The Swansea Review, student-run online journal The Siren, and The Waterfront student newspaper.


As well as significantly improving your writing skills, you should develop oral communication skills by learning to present your ideas in a range of formats.

Graduates from this Creative Writing programme from Swansea University enter a range of creative industries including publishing, broadcasting, marketing and advertising.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Writing Dissertation
  • Long Fiction 
  • Genre: Writing for the Stage
  • Poetry 
  • Screenwriting
  • Writing the Self

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The typical entry requirement is a degree in a relevant discipline, normally a 2:2 with a minimum of 55% overall, and a short portfolio of writing.  Overseas and European applicants must achieve IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7900 GBP per year during 12 months.

 Part-time (2 years) fees:

  • UK students: £ 3,950
  • International students: £ 8,400
Part-time (3 years) fees:
  • UK&EU students: £ 2,650
  • International students: £ 5,600

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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