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BA Honours Creative Writing and Journalism

Middlesex University Dubai
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

About this program

BA Honours Creative Writing and Journalism

Introduction to the Program

Our Creative Writing and Journalism Program offers the unique experience of combining both subjects to enable you to fully explore and develop your skills across different styles of writing such as fiction, screenwriting, short story, long form journalism and multimodal journalism.

You will learn how to critically examine different types of writing and be given plenty of opportunities to experiment with language, styles and formats. You also learn about the life of a journalist – whether you want to write for a newspaper, magazine, or online platforms.

The course will provide you with a solid foundation to enter a variety of industries of which require excellent writing, research and analytical skills.

Course Highlights

This course is ideal if you want to improve your skills as a writer and develop a theoretical foundation of best writing practices. You’ll study all forms of writing, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as drama and screenwriting. You’ll also take an in-depth look at the way journalism and various other writing industries are growing and changing.

Learning to communicate effectively, you’ll learn creative writing skills such as narrative, character, developing dialogue, creating conflict, along with essential journalism skills such as investigative writing and research.

Later in the course, you’ll undertake a work placement in order to put your new skills to practice in a work environment. Previously, we have placed our students with some of the most prestigious media outlets in the UAE and beyond.

Admission requirements

Middlesex University International Foundation Program (IFP)

Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Program (IFP)*** (equivalent Programs from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).

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

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Program content

Year 1

  • Journalism Skills
  • What is Journalism?
  • Character, Conflict and Dialogue
  • Writing Creatively

Year 2

  • Multimodal Journalism
  • Political Communication
  • Arts, Lifestyle and Sports Journalism
  • Storytelling for Games
  • Fiction: The Short Story
  • Screen Writing for Shorts

Year 3

  • Working as a Writer
  • Creative Writing Project
  • Global Journalism and News Cultures
  • Long Form Journalism
  • Popular Non-Fiction
  • Genre Fiction


The tuition fee is AED 55,700/USD 15,165/EUR 13,485 per year.*

Students applying from overseas can benefit from an International Study Grant of 20%.

Instalment plans available: minimum 4 equal instalments of 25% of the tuition fee.

*Fees are subject to change based on the exchange rate at the time of the transaction.

Career paths

Graduates will be well prepared to go on to careers in creative writing and/or journalism, and across a wide range of industries wherever good writing and critical thinking are valued. The course is also particularly useful in areas where work on analysing and producing language is central. This could include roles in: screenwriting, playwriting, copywriting, advertising, website management, PR, marketing, branding, and journalism. Students are also able to use the skills they’ve developed to work on their own short stories and/or novels.

About this institute

Middlesex University Dubai

Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, has over 3,800 students from more than 116 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a...

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Why study at Middlesex University Dubai

  • Globally recognised and industry-accredited quality UK degree
  • Wide range of scholarships and grants for undergraduate, postgraduate, international and professional students
  • Research-driven, world-class UK education delivered in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Apply with your predicted grades to receive a Conditional Offer Letter for September 2021
  • Thriving student community with a busy calendar of sports and cultural clubs
  • Dedicated careers service providing personalised mentoring and support finding employment and internships
  • Luxury, affordable accommodation close to campus, with free shuttle bus service
  • Opportunity to transfer credits overseas in your second year of undergraduate study

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