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BA Honours Creative Writing and Journalism

Middlesex University Dubai
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Dubai
English

Program description

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

Tuition fees

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 opportunities

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.

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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 3,500 students from more than 100 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a...


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Why study at Middlesex University Dubai

Study a Quality UK Degree in the Heart of Dubai

All of their programmes have the same validation and monitoring system as those offered at their home campus in London, with the same examinations taken simultaneously in both cities. This means students have the benefit of receiving their degree from the UK whilst being able to study in one of the most dynamic, vibrant and rapidly developing cities in the world.

Experience a Truly Global University

Middlesex University Dubai has over 3,200 students from more than 100 nationalities, and has four campuses worldwide: Dubai, London, Malta and Mauritius. Their students are able to learn to work in a multicultural environment, and benefit from the insights and viewpoints of an internationally diverse range of students and faculty – an invaluable asset for any graduate.

Start Your Studies in Dubai with the Option to Transfer Overseas

They provide students with the opportunity to transfer their studies to one of the overseas campuses within their second year of study, enabling them to explore a new culture and build overseas contacts whilst benefiting from the same high quality teaching they would experience in Dubai.

Simple Student Visa Process

Middlesex University Dubai provides Student Visas for all non-national students studying on any academic programme, and their dedicated team ensures this process is carried out as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Earn Whilst You Learn

Students studying an undergraduate programme are able to hold part time jobs in any of the over 4,500 businesses located in its free zones. Postgraduate classes are held in the evening, Sunday – Thursday between 6:30pm to 9:30pm – enabling students to balance their career and their studies.

Build Your Network

What really sets Dubai apart is its ability to attract the world’s top companies, providing plenty of opportunities for graduates to fast track their career in a multitude of professional roles. Middlesex University Dubai have extensive connections with local and international organisations, allowing students to gain insight from and network with professionals at the top of their game. Many of their programmes are also accredited and recognised by leading professional bodies, meaning their graduates may also gain exemptions from examinations or specific units of professional qualifications.

Contact info

Middlesex University Dubai

Dubai Knowledge Park
Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
500697 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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www.mdx.ac.ae

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