Taught course

Professional Writing

Falmouth University · School of Writing and Journalism

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those with relevant equivalent Level 6 qualifications. Our typical applicants hold an undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above, or equivalent experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject.

We’ll also welcome your application if you have formal or 'certified' learning (such as training courses not run by universities or colleges) and learning from work experience or self-study. This is called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), and should have been gained within the last five years, and be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Immerse yourself in the literary world as part of a lively community of fellow writers and visiting speakers. On this Professional Writing course, you’ll learn to craft fiction, script and non-fiction, as well as magazine features and marketing copy for a range of competitive and fast-moving industries.

You'll learn from active professionals and develop skills like genre writing, narrative structure, research and self-promotion. Graduating with a portfolio and an accomplished working style, you’ll be primed to tackle the industry head-on.

You will:

  • Learn from our team of practising writers, publishers and editors, as well as from visiting industry professionals
  • Develop the supporting skills you need to succeed as a professional writer, including how to pitch your ideas and build an online presence
  • Benefit from our industry connections, including our Writers in Residence programme, which has featured Xan Brooks, Wyl Menmuir, Lionel Shriver and Matt Haig
  • Experience the atmosphere of Falmouth, surrounded by creatives from a range of disciplines in a region rich with history and literature

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44(0) 1326 254350