Media Studies and Creative Writing

Bangor University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Media Studies and Creative Writing

This exciting degree course is aimed at students who want to combine their writing skills with media production, including television, radio, print and digital journalism, and media practice. This course will enable you to develop a personal creative practice as a writer, offering imaginative approaches to many areas of writing and critical insights into literary and professional contexts. Taught by research experts and published writers, this course will equip you with a solid grounding in the practical skills you need to build a writing career.

Our Media Studies and Creative Writing degree will therefore help you to find your voice, both critically and creatively, as you develop an in-depth understanding of world media, and literary genres and forms. Since media and creative writing are increasingly becoming more dynamic as digital and social media platforms develop, this degree will show you how you can take part in, and shape, these developments.

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Admission requirements

For 2022 Entry

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (excluding General Studies)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: case by case
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • T-levels: considered on a case-by-case basis.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Creative Writing: Prose
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Reading, Thinking, Writing
  • Intro to Studying Mass Culture or

Semester 2

  • Issues in Media and Journalism
  • Creative Writing: Prose
  • Creative Writing: Poetry

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Creative Writing: The Novel
  • Research and Methods or

Semester 2

C/Writing: Poetry & Short Fic

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

  • Creative Writing Dissertation
  • UXResearch Dissertation
  • Creative Practice Dissertation
  • Enterprise Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


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Career paths

Taught by experienced academics and published novelists and poets, this degree offers students valuable critical insight not only into the study of media, but the publishing industry itself, and part of what our lecturers can offer is the valuable insight needed to embark on your own career as a writer.

Our Media Studies and Creative Writing graduates go on to enter into a range of careers, often in the creative and cultural industries, the arts, education, and digital communications sectors. Our students also embark on postgraduate study and training in English Literature, Creative Writing, and related disciplines, so as to train as researchers and lecturers in higher education.

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Bangor University

Want something different? Well you have come to the right place. Bangor University is a historic University located between the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, the wonderful Irish Sea coastline, and the awe-inspiring Isle of Anglesey. What makes Bangor...

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Why study at Bangor University

A Top 30 university

The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).

World-class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.


Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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