12 months
17460 GBP/year
8950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop the skills to forge a successful career in writing with the help of the Professional Writing programme from Falmouth University. You’ll learn to craft fiction, script and non-fiction, as well as magazine features and marketing copy for a range of competitive and fast-moving industries.


In the Professional Writing programme from Falmouth University, you will immerse yourself in the literary world as part of a lively community of fellow writers and visiting speakers. 

Learning from active professionals, you’ll develop skills like genre writing, narrative structure, research and self-promotion. Graduating with a portfolio and an accomplished working style, you’ll be primed to tackle the industry head-on.

You will:

  • Learn from our team of practising writers, publishers and editors, as well as from visiting industry professionals
  • Develop the supporting skills you need to succeed as a writer, including how to pitch your ideas and build an online presence
  • Benefit from our industry connections, including our Writers in Residence programme, which has featured Xan Brooks, Wyl Menmuir, Lionel Shriver and Matt Haig
  • Experience the atmosphere of Falmouth, surrounded by creatives from a range of disciplines in a region rich with history and literature

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Story, Structure and Form
  • Professional Contexts
  • Inhabiting Narrative: Character, World and Genre
  • Business & Editorial Writing
  • Non-Fiction
  • Novel
  • Scriptwriting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We welcome applications from those with relevant equivalent Level 6 qualifications. Our typical applicants hold an undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above, or equivalent experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject.
  • We’ll also welcome your application if you have formal or 'certified' learning (such as training courses not run by universities or colleges) and learning from work experience or self-study. This is called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), and should have been gained within the last five years, and be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications.
  • APL applicants using experience to apply should note there is a £200 application fee for entry with advanced standing or with exemption from specific modules or credit.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17460 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Falmouth

660 - 1140 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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