Short courses
English & Creative Writing

Creative Writing and Research

University Certificate in Professional Development

If you have already started writing creatively, this is the course for you. Studying a range of genres and forms of imaginative writing, you familiarise yourself with methods and approaches for developing a body of work. You focus on the role of research in writing and consider various resources and research tools such as libraries and archives.

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Part-time

  • Credits: 30, Level: 4, Fees: £150.00

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  • Enrolment date: Starts Wednesday 3 July, Wednesdays for 5 weeks, 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

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Starts Wednesday 3 July, Wednesdays for 5 weeks, 9.30am-4.30pm.

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Where you study

Middlesbrough campus

What you study

The module familiarises students with approaches and models for developing a body of creative writing. Working across different genres, students will examine their own motivations, and influences in writing, and establish writing habits. Seminars cover practical writing exercises, feedback sessions, and the various stages of drafting, crafting and revising; they also explore the adaptation of work-in-progress into different forms such as the poem, short fiction and script. The module also focuses on the role of research in creative writing and the various resources and research tools available to writers, including libraries, archives and oral history. Students will develop skills in constructive feedback and critical discussion of creative writing and receive advice and guidance in identifying potential opportunities, markets and outlets for their creative work.

How you are assessed

Assessment is an ICA (100%) comprising a 5000 word portfolio of creative writing (50%) and 2500 word reflective report (50%).

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed.

Health conditions requiring adjustments

For this particular course, you may need to undertake an occupational health or work-based risk assessment check. If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism spectrum condition, sensory impairment or medical condition that may require reasonable adjustments during an external placement, in the university or in a clinical practice area, this must be declared as part of the enrolment process. If you are unsure you can contact the relevant admissions or course tutor for guidance.

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 30, Level: 4, Fees: £150.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Starts Wednesday 3 July, Wednesdays for 5 weeks, 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

Contact details

Further information