Whether you like science fiction or poetry, or want to write for the stage or the screen, our BA (Hons) Creative Writing degree will support your development as a writer.
Explore professional writing techniques at ARU in Cambridge. Learn to write compelling narratives whether you want to write poetry, drama, short fiction, or other formats.
Throughout your Creative Writing degree, you’ll get invaluable feedback on all of your written work from professional writers, including our teaching staff and Royal Literary Fund fellows, as well as your fellow students. This will offer you the unique opportunity to consider a range of responses to your writing, as well as sharpening your own critical skills.
By choosing to study Creative Writing at ARU, you'll be based in the heart of Cambridge, a city renowned for its literary connections.
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Our Creative Showcase shines a spotlight on what makes ARU creative and cultural – our spaces, places and people. Find out more about our community, the difference we make, the stories we tell, and the things that inspire us.
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Senior Lecturer and Course Leader
Course Leader and Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Writing & English Literature and BA (Hons) Writing & Film
Course Leader, MA Creative Writing; Co-Course Leader MA Publishing; Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing and Publishing
Associate Professor, English Literature
Professor of English Literature
Research Convenor in English Literature
Associate Professor, Film and Media
Deputy Head, Writing and Performance
Associate Professor in Film and Media Course Leader, BA (Hons) Film
Senior Lecturer, Media Studies
Course Leader, BA (Hons) Film and Media Lecturer, Film, Writing and Media
Associate Professor, Film and Art History
As a BA (Hons) Creative Writing student you’ll develop many skills besides writing, including literacy, communication, research, creative thinking, self-reliance and teamwork – all of which can help you start a career in many different areas.
Graduation doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to continue on to a Masters course, such as our MA Creative Writing or MA Creative Writing and Publishing. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
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