What We’re Looking For

We’re looking for students who can express themselves clearly, concisely, and creatively – utilising the written word effectively.

We look for students who have something to say (whether that’s about the real world or invented worlds) and who come with stories to tell – students who can demonstrate a commitment to writing and an emerging portfolio of work.

The course will involve reading as a writer so you will need to come prepared to read widely across a broad range of styles and genres. You will need initiative, critical and problem-solving abilities and to be self-motivated.

Your application is an opportunity for you to demonstrate to us your self-motivation and commitment to Creative Writing. You will be driven by passion and the imagination and an excitement to discover the adventures and journeys on which the written word can take you.

You will use your exceptional communication skills to display a flair for words, demonstrating your experience and passion for writing in your chosen form(s) that might include prose, poetry, scripts and creative non-fiction.

Your personal statement is an opportunity to show us your interest in the course and to show us your potential.

Entry Requirements

You can take a look at our entry requirements here. Your qualifications should include a relevant creative subject and we accept a wide range of Level Three qualifications.

If you are taking non-standard qualifications, we may request a portfolio or sample of your work before we make a decision about your application.

Applicant Days

This course does not expect you to bring a portfolio of work to interview. Instead we’ll make a decision on your application based on the information in your UCAS application.

When we make an offer, you’ll be invited to an Applicant Day; these are designed exclusively for undergraduate applicants holding offers at AUB.

The event will give you the opportunity to find out more about the course, meet staff and have a tour of the AUB campus.

If you are not in the UK  we may invite you to a Skype chat with a member of the academic course team, if we need more information before making a decision.

Applicant Days take place from January to April, when we make an offer, we’ll invite you to an Applicant Day and send you details.