Here at ICE, we offer a wide range of courses in creative writing, designed for both complete beginners and for experienced writers.
Part-time undergraduate qualifications in Creative Writing
We offer two Certificate in Creative Writing courses which run concurrently. Both offer the chance to explore a range of genres and literary styles as a way of stimulating your own writing voice. They are designed for anyone who wants to pursue a creative writing project – whether fiction or non-fiction – and provides you with the chance to experiment in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Writing I offers an introduction to creative writing, followed by units on approaches to long fiction, and writing for performance.
Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Writing II offers an introduction to creative non-fiction, followed by units on writing about place, and life writing.
These courses are designed for those who have completed a Certificate course or who have appropriate knowledge, experience and enthusiasm in this field. The three termly units will identify and consolidate existing strengths in your own writing and encourage creative experimentation.
Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing I offers units on advanced fiction, advanced non-fiction, and a special unit (details tbc).
Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing II offers units on advanced historical fiction, advanced crime writing, and advanced writing for performance.
Bursaries and student loans available
If you are new to higher education, you could be eligible for a bursary award. You will also be able to pay your fees in instalments, and you may also have access to part-time student loans.
Part-time postgraduate qualifications in Creative Writing
MSt in Creative Writing is designed for those who wish to develop high-level skills in creative writing both in fiction and non-fiction literatures. The MSt is taught over two years in short, intensive study blocks. It has been designed to be accessible to those in full- or part-time employment and to international students.
Short courses in Creative Writing
If you're thinking of embarking on further study, or simply want to brush up your skills, our short courses provide the perfect opportunity to dip your toe in the water. Courses are open to everyone, with no previous knowledge or experience required - and you can choose either to study online or via face-to-face tuition.
Creative Writing Summer Programme
Our International Summer Programmes have been welcoming participants from all over the world since 1923. Join adult students of all ages and backgrounds for an intensive learning experience.