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Journalism and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Falmouth University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Falmouth University

Program description

Journalism and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

This joint degree blends practising and analysing digital journalism with developing your writing skills in a range of fictional and non-fictional contexts, from screenwriting and poetry through to writing for games and children's fiction.

You will:

  • Benefit from exposure to the complete spectrum of writing expertise, including active journalists and published authors, documentary makers, screenwriters, game writers and poets
  • Take part in challenging projects such as writing for one of our many partners in the news and features sectors
  • Create a freelance portfolio in your third year, showcasing the writing and podcasting skills you've learnt and preparing you for your career ahead
  • Have full access to our state-of-the-art equipment and studios
  • Attend our eclectic guest lecture and workshop series to network directly with leading figures from the worlds of literature and journalism

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.

As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

Language requirements

For applicants whose first language is English we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in country equivalencies and approved tests.

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

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Program content

Year one


  • True Stories
  • Multimedia Methods
  • Writing: Craft & Contexts
  • Politics & Law for Journalists
  • Breaking the Rules: Remix and Writing Back
  • Publishing Studio: Technologizing Word

Year two


  • Magazine Content & Creation
  • Features & Long Form

Optional Journalism Modules

  • Journalism & Communication Research
  • Advanced Multimedia Methods

Optional Creative Writing Modules

  • Satire and Scandal
  • Poetry
  • Screenwriting
  • Games
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Magic and the Impossible
  • Fiction
  • Radio and Theatre

Year three


In study block 1 students will choose between:

  • Collaborative Project


  • Specialist Correspondent
  • Literature & Journalism

Optional Creative Writing Modules

  • We Have Never Been Human
  • Crime and Dark Fiction
  • Children and Young Adult

In study block 2 students will choose between:

  • Freelance Portfolio


  • Experiment and Adaptation

They will also be able to choose between:

  • Mini-Documentary
  • Portfolio (Creative Writing)
  • Dissertation (Journalism)

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships and funding are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees 2021-22

  • Full-time UK - £9,250 per year
  • Full-time EU - £16,950 per year
  • Full-time international - £16,950 per year

Tuition fees 2022-23

  • Full-time UK - £9,250 per year
  • Full-time EU - £17,460 per year
  • Full-time international - £17,460 per year


What you’ll learn

You will develop your professional and intellectual skills by exploring journalism and creative writing in a range of contexts and genres, and set your practice within the creative, ethical and legal frameworks of past and present practitioners. As you progress, you will learn how to generate fresh ideas through experimentation, write for different readers and publishing platforms, solve problems, collaborate, research both professionally and academically, and promote your work to employers and audiences.

Continuing studies

Further study:

  • Studying for MA (e.g. Journalism, Professional Writing)
  • Studying for PhD
  • Studying for PGCE (FE/HE)

Career opportunities

What our graduates do

Our graduates are currently working as Marketing Manager at Prysm Group, Journalist and Copywriter at iTarget AS and freelance newspaper columnist and blogger.

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About this institute

Falmouth University

For more than 100 years, Falmouth University has been a hub of creative thinking and design innovation. Today, our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses represents the breadth of the Creative Industries, from art, design and fashion, to gaming, music...

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Falmouth University

Treliever Road
TR10 9FE Penryn Cornwall

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