Taught course

Teaching Creative Writing

University of Cambridge · Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good undergraduate degree (2:1 or overseas equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The course is aimed at:

published writers who wish to teach or offer writing workshops;

existing creative writing tutors who want to improve or develop a more cohesive and defined pedagogy;

graduates of postgraduate level Creative Writing programmes who wish to become teachers of creative writing;.

Healthcare or industry professionals who wish to offer creative writing classes;

professional development for qualified teachers interested in exploring the theory of teaching creative writing or who include creative exercises as part of their teaching of core subjects (eg. History or English).

The programme aims to enable participants to:

• develop their skills as a teacher of creative writing and strategies for their intended teaching contexts;

• develop and or extend their knowledge of the theories and practices of the teaching of creative writing;

• develop their repertoire of teaching, course design and assessment methods appropriate to creative writing in their context;

• develop a reflexive and critical awareness of their own teaching practice and to transmit what they have learned from their own experience of being a writer into a classroom setting.

Information for international students

Language requirement

IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component)

CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment

CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

TOEFL iBT: Overall score of at least 110 with no element below 25

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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