BA (Hons) coursesCreative Writing

Applicant Day

For most applicants, we’ll be able to make a decision about your application from the information in your UCAS application.

You will not be required to attend a portfolio-based interview for this course. Your personal statement is an opportunity for you to show us your interest in BA (Hons) Creative Writing and to demonstrate your potential.

We are 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 qualifications should include a relevant creative subject, but we do accept a wide range of Level Three qualifications. You can find out more about our entry requirements here.

We may ask you to submit a portfolio, or a sample of your work, if you are taking non-standard qualifications.


When we make an offer, we’ll invite you to attend one of our Applicant Days. These are designed exclusively for undergraduate applicants holding offers at AUB.

You’ll have the opportunity to find out more about the BA (Hons) Creative Writing course, meet staff and have a tour of the AUB campus.


If you aren’t based in the UK, we might invite you to a Skype chat if we need more information about your application.