BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing


Open day

21st Jul - 2018






University Validation

The Open University


Student Loans for UK / EU students, Private Funding

Part-time fees

UK / EEA: £4750

Full-time fees

UK / EEA: £8500, International: £14500

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3 years or 6 years

Study Mode

Full-time or Part-time

Start Date


Programme Specification

Programme Specification

Would you like to earn a living as a writer? Digital technology offers you, the next generation of writers, boundless opportunities for innovation in how your stories are told and enjoyed.

Designed and delivered by industry leaders, our writing degree will help you turn your creative ideas into finished pitches and professional proposals ready for publication. Whether your passion is fiction, script or stories for games and digital media our personal, supportive approach will help you become the writer you want to be.

As a creative and professional writing degree student at LCCM you will be taught by a team of specialist industry-based professionals, for example:

  • KT Forster, literary agent and media consultant – former MD of Virgin Books, advising on all aspects of writing, authorship and the book publishing industry;
  • David Varela, expert in stories for games, theatre, radio, TV and VR;
  • Oliver Gilbert, writer, music journalist, and cultural media and creative industries writing tutor;
  • Jenny Parrott, news journalist and crime reporter, before becoming a publisher, commissioning editor and author, Jenny has also lectured in creative writing and been a speaker at many literary festivals;
  • Tim Whiting, Publisher at Little Brown Publishers – an industry professional specialising in general non-fiction and specialist genre non-fiction;
  • Jane Gregory, literary agent and an industry leader in women’s crime fiction, founder of the Orange Prize for Women’s Fiction;
  • Mark Lewisohn, author, Mark is a world leading authority on The Beatles and award winning bestselling author;
  • Matt Allen, author – leading UK and bestselling ghostwriter, specialising in sports and non fiction genres;
  • Jaime Marshall, academic publisher and ex CEO of Palgrave Macmillan, a leading international academic publisher;
  • Andrew S. Walsh, award winning games writer who has been a writer, designer, director and story consultant;
  • Nigel Dobbyn, illustrator and comic strip producer with experience in digital design


What you can do


  • Blogger and vlogger
  • Content writer
  • Film or TV scriptwriter
  • Freelance or published author
  • Games writer
  • In-house commercial writer
  • Journalist
  • Literary or creative project manager
  • Magazine or book editor
  • Marketing communications manager
  • Publisher
  • Teacher

Why choose us

  • Personal, friendly environment
  • Course you can customise
  • Industry-leading professional tutors
  • One to one tutor support
  • Small class sizes
  • Study in the heart of creative London
  • Superb facilities and resources
  • Unique opportunities to collaborate with software and music students to develop cutting edge digital projects, games, and cross platform interactive narratives
  • Lifelong friends and professional contacts

Extra activities

As a writing student at LCCM you will benefit from exciting opportunities both within the programme structure and beyond – including guest lectures from leading exponents in the field, along with masterclass events.
Unique access to work placements and relevant professional networks linking student practice to the profession.


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements
  • A minimum of 96 UCAS points, gained from at least two full Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A Level, BTEC Diploma), in any subject area. 

  • An Access to Higher Education course or a BTEC Extended Diploma will be considered as equivalent to two full Level 3 qualifications. 

  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths and English or a Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).

  • In addition to your application entry onto the programme will be determined by your interview.



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