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Creative Writing and Professional Writing 

Explore our Undergraduate Creative Writing and Professional Writing Courses

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BA Professional Writing and Film

Lynn studies Professional Writing and Film. She tells us what's the best thing about the course and the life as a student at Bangor University.

Student Profile - Aaron

Aaron Farell, is a mature student, originally from South Wales. He's studying Creative and Professional Writing, and tells us why he chose to study here.

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If you have any questions about the course, our lecturers are on hand to help. Below are some examples of frequently asked questions. Can you think of any more? 

  • What are the qualities of a successful Creative Writing and Professional Writing student at Bangor?
  • How can I prepare myself to study Creative Writing and Professional Writing at Bangor?
  • How will I know that Creative Writing and Professional Writing at Bangor is the right choice for me?

Skills you'll gain whilst studying an English Literature degree

There are plenty of transferable skills you'll learn whilst studying English Literature, our graduates graduate with skills that are highly sought after in todays job market. Alongside the ability to write and to speak well, and to synthesise information effectively, our degrees provide you with;

  • time management and self-discipline skills
  • oral and written communication skills;
  • problem-solving abilities, including careful analytical evaluation;
  • critical thinking and assessment skills, including the ability to self-consciously examine your own and others’ writings;
  • independent and flexible thinking;
  • and an ability to synthesise, absorb and critique multiple and conflicting sources of information.

These skills you learn whilst studying English Literature can lead you into a range of different career paths. Some career paths you might want to consider include:

  • primary / secondary school educator;
  • academic librarian;
  • arts administrator;
  • archivist;
  • civil service;
  • librarian; 
  • proof-reader;
  • editorial assistant;
  • journalist;
  • public relations;
  • web content writer; 
  • advertising copywriter;
  • academia;
  • and creative writing.

Our Research in Creative Writing and Professional Writing

The expertise of Creative and Professional Writing staff lies in the craft of language and storytelling within the broad context of professional practice. Our staff work across disciplines, including poetry, short story, the novel, social media fiction, digital fiction, journalism, screenwriting, and publishing.  

Staff are internationally recognised experts in their chosen field, bringing knowledge and enthusiasm to their teaching.  The department has an active community of research students and offers research supervision in a range of specialist areas, including Poetry, Short story writing, Creative Translation, Bookselling, The space of the book, Digital publishing, Experimental writing, Ecopolitics, Welsh writing in English, Concept development, Screenwriting, Nationalism in Wales, Welsh or Welsh language media, Digital media in minority languages, Political Journalism. 

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