The School of Writing & Journalism

Matt Haig - Dept Page

The School of Writing & Journalism is at the forefront of its field, delivering innovative courses in English, journalism, and creative writing. Situated among inspiring facilities, you can expect passionate teaching from scholars, practitioner-academics and visiting professionals, helping ensure that you develop the skills and attitudes required in the contemporary workplace.

Connecting with industry

The School has strong industry contacts with professional writers who matter. We are delighted that award-winning and bestselling novelist, Matt Haig is this year's Writer in Residence, whilst internationally renowned writer of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver joined us in 2014. Simon Armitage CBE is our visiting professor and throughout the academic year we welcome writers such as the fiction and performance writer Deborah Levy. These professional partners enable you to pitch your work against the highest creative standards whilst also helping to shape your professional direction.

A practical approach

We concentrate on developing your creative skills through workshops and hands-on practice. You'll be encouraged to explore your abilities in an environment that gives you the space to think in new and compelling ways. We'll help you to gain placements, internships and work experience with the likes of the BBC, Reuters and Condé Nast to ensure that you're poised for life after graduation and have the CV to succeed.

Expert teaching

Staff offer a wealth of expertise spanning all of our subject areas. You'll gain seasoned insight acquired at the Guardian, Private Eye, The Bookseller, The Big Issue, the Daily Telegraph and Agence France-Presse (AFP) among many others. They're experts in education with a keen understanding of current industry.

We're at the front - join us

Our alumni have developed spectacular careers, becoming award-winning journalists, novelists, essayists and poets. They've joined organisations such as the BBC, Nickelodeon, Intercom Trust and Reuters, while others are heading-up national magazines and shaping public opinion.

There's no disputing that Falmouth graduates lead the way. If you're interested in joining them, we encourage you to visit the School and experience it for yourself.