About this course
How do you become a better writer? On this course, you'll develop your creative and critical writing and discover the links between literature and visual culture, science, and politics. Your final project lets you complete an extended piece of imaginative writing. You'll be guided by our award-winning novelists, journalists and playwrights.
The creative writing degree allows you to choose from Creative Writing and English options each year, building your knowledge of a range of genres and traditions. We'll encourage you to make connections between your critical and creative practice throughout the course.
We will also support your professional practice with:
an arts ambassador scheme
regular readings and writers' events
paid internships in arts organisations
You'll have the opportunity to study abroad, spending a semester, a summer or even a full year at one of our global partner universities.
As part of this course you can:
join one of 40 student-led performing arts groups
study film and visual culture
take part in writing workshops at Nuffield Southampton Theatres
use a unique collection of rare books at the Chawton House Library
learn a modern language at any level
join a student-run English society for social events
explore experimental writing with our Entropics events
get media experience with our student societies for film, TV and radio
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.