Taught course

Creative Writing: Innovation and Experiment

University of Salford · School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements: Applicants to this course must have a good honours degree in an appropriate subject. The course is for humanities graduates and/or experienced creative writers who are looking to challenge their conceptions of literature and develop their own practice in new ways. The course will also function as an introduction to further creative study at PhD level. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Creative Writing: Innovation and Experiment at Salford:

  • Study at our state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus
  • Develop a highly-innovative approach to creative writing
  • Learn proven techniques for writing success from our team of award-winning authors.

Course Summary

This is an exciting course which addresses important questions about contemporary literature. During your time with us, you will develop your writing skills in a stimulating and supportive environment, alongside our team of internationally-published poets, novelists and playwrights.

The course will be of particular interest if you are a writer of fiction or poetry, but you will not be required to commit to either form.

You may also be interested in taking individual modules from the course syllabus on a pay-as-you-go basis. This way you could either build up to gaining the full qualification or study for your own enjoyment and/or professional development.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.5 band score (with no element below 5.5) as proof of this.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

2014- 2015

Fees 2014-15

Full time- £5,610

Full time International- £11,090

Fees 2015-16

Full-time- £6,000

Part-time £1,000- (per 30 credits)

Full-time International- £11,310

Full-time PgDip- £4,000

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
8 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Creative work34

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646