The School of Writing & Journalism

English & Writing Summer Showcase

Falmouth's School of Writing & Journalism has a reputation for excellent teaching, renowned vocational MAs and internationally recognised research; allowing students to explore all aspects of creative and professional writing. You'll be part of a vibrant, creative community and have access to our Media Centre and new Exchange building – some of the best facilities in the country.

Our teaching

Our teaching is intimate and friendly, dedicated to helping you become the best you can be. You'll be taught by staff with experience in magazine and broadcast journalism, publishing and creative writing, and with academic expertise in a range of literary subjects. Many of our experienced team undertake research into their areas of interest. This means they are constantly finding innovative and engaging areas of study to inform their teaching.

We also have technical and administrative staff who will help you to use Falmouth's services, such as our extensive library resources, state-of-the-art Media Centre facilities, student support and online Learning Space.

Whatever area you go into you'll find enthusiastic staff able to help you get the most from your degree.

Connecting with industry

In 2012 we launched our Writers-in-Residence programme, which brings award winning authors to Falmouth for creative workshops, lectures and public events. The programme gives you the chance to engage with industry professionals and develop your own creative interests.

Our Visiting Professors, Guest Lecture Series and Writers-in-Residence programme include some of the leading academics, poets, publishers, business writers and novelists in the UK and beyond, such as Simon Armitage and Lionel Shriver.

A practical approach

Falmouth is unique because we concentrate on developing your creative skills through workshops and hands-on activities. Against a background of students working in the arts and various media, you'll be encouraged to explore your own abilities in an environment that gives you the space to think in new and compelling ways.

Your tutors will help you gain placements, internships and work experience, and encourage you to enter competitions to help you get real experience in the writing and journalism industries. There are also opportunities to write for the university, including the student magazine and our own student journal of new writing.

Our location

You'll be living and working in one of the most inspirational parts of the country. As a county for writers, our students enjoy the advantages of regular visits, workshops and residencies by writers and journalists who want to share their experiences and encourage the next generation.

Cornwall is also the site of one of the first newspapers to be published in Britain, as well as home to writers as varied as William Golding, John le Carré and Daphne du Maurier. We believe the School of Writing & Journalism is continuing this writing heritage in the 21st century.

Our graduates

Our alumni have gone on to spectactular careers, becoming award-winning journalists, novelists, essayists and poets. They also work with organisations such as the BBC, Nickelodeon, The Intercom Trust and reuters. many of our graduates are now heading up national magazines and shaping public opinion.

They also win high-profile awards - from the Periodicals Training Council Most Promising Student Award to our MA in International Journalism’s domination of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council student awards.