BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Philosophy & Ethics Find your creative voice and explore the history of ideas Course in Islamabad || Registration Open

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Philosophy & Ethics Find your creative voice and explore the history of ideas Course in Islamabad || Registration Open

Registration Open= +92-3315999937, +92- 3215056755 (WhatsApp Only)


Develop your skills as a writer and grow your ability to critically engage in philosophical debate

Qualify with a degree that gives you skills in creative writing alongside the analysis, critical debate, and research of key philosophical and ethical questions.

You will have the opportunity to learn, and then specialise in, a wide-range of creative writing disciplines including: fiction, novels, screenplays and creative non-fiction.

In addition, you will learn to read and study key texts in detail, to think critically and analytically about important ideas and issues, and to write knowledgeably about questions which matter to you and society.

You will learn from our team of practising and published poets, novelists, and screenwriters, as well as leading experts in the fields of philosophy and ethics.

On this course you will:

  • Study the craft of writing short fiction, poetry, novels, screenplays and creative non-fiction.
  • Gain a critical insight into key philosophical questions and debates.
  • Learn from our expert team of published writers and leading academics.
  • Engage with contemporary issues in your writing such as climate change, race and sexuality.
  • Build your degree around your interests.
  • Meet and talk with agents and editors at our annual publishing panel.

The Course

Define your degree path by your creative and philosophical interests

Year One

In your first year, you will learn to tap into your own experience and engage with the wider world for creative material. You will also begin to examine the fundamental aspects of philosophical study.

Year Two

In your second year, you will explore poetry, short fiction, life writing, flash fiction, and writing for children. You will also study more complex philosophical concepts including: political extremism, theology, justice, and bio-ethics.

Year Three

The creative modules in your final year allow you to explore your discipline and genre of choice. You will also explore more specific genres such as YA fiction, flash fiction, digital writing, fantasy, and science fiction. You will explore the novel, short stories and poetry.

Your philosophical studies will conclude with options to explore revisions of historical understandings of religion, gender and sexuality.

This list is indicative and subject to change. You will be able to select either a dissertation in creative writing, or in philosophy & ethics.

Select a year

  • The Writer’s Notebook
  • Introduction to Writing Short Fiction
  • Creative Non-Fiction: Starting from the Self
  • Source and Exploration
  • The Problem of Human Nature
  • Faith and Reason
  • What is the Good Life?
  • The Quest for Truth

    The Writer’s Notebook

    This module introduces you to keeping a writer’s notebook and how to use this as a storehouse of ideas, images, research and drafts. You will also learn about the journey from rough idea to finished piece as you examine a selection of case studies of notebook entries, drafts, and published work.

    Work Placements

    Gain vital experience within the workplace

    The Work Placement module allows you to develop your skills in a work environment and gain vital experience to put you ahead in your future career of choice.

    This allows you to gain experience in, for example, a workplace such as a local newspaper or as a writer-in-residence. You will then use the skills you have learnt on your course in order to reflect critically on the world of work.

    Alternatively, you could pursue opportunities to work closely with local institutions that are also engaged with questions of literature, culture and history, including New Park Cinema, Chichester Festival Theatre, and Pallant House Art Gallery.

    The city of Chichester, with its rich history and literary culture, is a perfect place to enhance your knowledge of our cultural past and present.

    Guest Speakers

    Gain unique insight into the creative writing industry

    The University boasts a blossoming writing culture and community, with regular book launches and conferences.

    We also run special events with renowned creative writers. You can use these as opportunities to learn more from those with critical insight into the industry.

    Some renowned authors to have visited the University in recent years include:

    • Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
    • Matthew Sweeney
    • Helen Dunmore
    • Jo Shapcott
    • Sarah Hall
    • Bernardine Evaristo
    • Vicki Feaver
    • Sarah Hall
    • Kate Mosse
    • Alison MacLeod
    • John McCullough.


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