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Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Creative Writing is available to study as part of a Joint Honours degree and as the specialist degree.

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Staff research interests and expertise underpin the entire  programme. We have published poetry and novels, experienced the pressure of deadlines and met the demands of publishers. Staff also have academic research qualifications – particularly in critical writing. Our modules reflect the diversity of our research in this and other areas.


Students learn from experienced writers and publishers through our programme of visiting speakers. We also have strong links with the York Literature Festival, hosting some amazing writers here on campus.

Check out the YSJ Beyond the Walls Creative Writing Blog for the latest news, events and opportunities.


We have developed a number of working relationships with others locally, nationally and internationally. The programme includes a Level 2 module, Publishing, Production, and Performance, dedicated to graduate employability. Students  have the opportunity to commission, edit and produce the annual anthology, Beyond the Walls.