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What makes Creative Writing and Media & Culture at Worcester special?

Digital skills are vital for the economy and there is a natural synergy between Creative Writing and Media & Culture, particularly in relation to developments in digital media that have occurred over the past few years. In studying this Joint Honours combination, you will build transferrable skills that include learning to write blog portfolios, creating Me-Vies, writing scripts for podcasts or radio and using social media for marketing. 

It is estimated that over a million digitally skilled people will be needed by 2022 according to the Office for Students (2020) and this course has been created to position you at the forefront of creative content development.



Key features

  • Develop an awareness of the exciting possibilities available in contemporary digital marketing and online content creation
  • Study the importance of audience to build a deeper understanding and engagement with different communities
  • Explore creative writing in a variety of styles, genres, and forms
  • Build strong profiles for potential employment in a range of industries such as marketing, communications, and game design
  • Work with peers to develop teambuilding and interpersonal skills
  • Develop an understanding of how creativity intersects with new developments in a media-saturated world
  • Work project opportunities to gain experience in relation to your future career
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You can still apply to study with us after the January UCAS deadline. Don’t be tempted to rush an application together as fast as you can, you still want to make sure your application and personal statement are as good as possible.

Your teachers can still write you a reference after the January deadline so make sure to let them know you’re applying to university

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from UCAS

Course content

What will you study

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1


  • Introduction to Writing 
  • Writing Poetry
  • Writing Fiction
  • Studying Media and Culture
  • Digital Cultures 


  • World Cultures
  • Popular Music and Culture Change
  • Gender and Representation
  • Introduction to Television Cultures

Year 2


  • Writer as Researcher 
  • Researching Popular Cultures


  • The Writing Professional
  • Collabowriting
  • Environmental Writing
  • Writing for Children
  • Slam, Spoken Word, and Performance Poetry 
  • Genre Fiction
  • Work Project
  • Media and Social Change
  • Philosophies of Gender and Sexuality
  • Crime and the Media
  • Beyond the Mainstream: Identity and Diversity in Film and TV
  • Social Media

Year 3




  • Extended Writing Project
  • Independent Research Project
  • Hypermedia - Creative Writing in a Digital Culture
  • New Nature Writing
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Indie Publishing
  • Writing Witchcraft
  • International Exchanges
  • Writing for Performance
  • TV Times
  • Extension Module
  • War, Democracy, and the Media
  • Green Media
  • Commercial Applications of Social Media
  • Immersive Media: Virtual Spaces, Experiences and Technologies
  • Pornography and Modern Culture
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Joint Honours

Discover our full range of joint degrees and read about how your degree will be structured.

Find out more about studying a joint honours course
Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the course pages for Creative Writing and Media & Culture.

Programme specifications

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Creative Writing and Media & Culture.


Where could it take you?

The course provides continuous opportunities to develop employability and includes work experience options. There are a range of opportunities to study abroad for one semester in the second semester of the second year. Many graduates of this course go on to careers in social media marketing, digital marketing and go on to further studies.

From the latest data available, 88% of Creative Writing students were employed or in further study and 89% of Media & Culture students were employed or in further study, 18 months after graduation.

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Careers and Employability

Our Graduates pursue exciting and diverse careers in a wide variety of employment sectors.

Find out how we can support you to achieve your potential.

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fee for full-time home and EU undergraduate students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2023/24 academic year is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2023/24 academic year is £14,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2023/24 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20-credit module, £2,312 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience. Our halls of residence are home to friendly student communities, making them great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our range of student halls. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £122 per week to 'En-suite Premium' at £207 per week (2023/24 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Creative Writing and Media & Culture BA (Hons)

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.




If you require any further information on how to apply, please contact our admissions team at or phone: 01905 855111 

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Dr Barbara Mitra

Course leader

Dr Jack McGowan

Course leader