Studying a degree in English, Creative Writing or Journalism is more than just crafting the perfect poem or headline; it teaches you to see the world differently. 

Career options

You may choose to study an English, Creative Writing or Journalism degree to pursue a career as an author or writer, but there are countless other career routes you can pursue with a degree in this subject.

With businesses growing their online presence, talented writers are being hired as copywriters, web editors, PR officers and content creators to help brands communicate with their audiences.

Journalism graduates can specialise in various types of journalism, such as broadcast journalism, investigative journalism or emerging trends such as data journalism. A Journalism graduate’s strong written, communication and research skills will also set them up to work in sectors like marketing, media and publishing.

Job opportunities

Our English, Creative Writing and Journalism degrees are designed to equip graduates for a broad range of careers in the creative industries. You could become a:

  • Author 
  • Copywriter 
  • Journalist 
  • Reporter 
  • Screenwriter 
  • Poet Editor 
  • Scriptwriter 
  • Teacher 
  • Writer in Residence 
  • Marketing Manager 
  • Content Creator 
  • Blogger
  • Podcaster 
  • Brand Storyteller  
  • Press Officer 
  • SEO Writer 
  • Communications Officer 

    Graduates in the spotlight

    Our English, Creative Writing and Journalism graduates have gone on to carve successful careers in the following roles: 

    • PR coordinator at Superdry 
    • Media Editor at Business Insider 
    • Editor at Parragon Books 
    • Artistic Director at Sharp Teeth Theatre 
    • Staff Writer at FRONT magazine 
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    Meet the accidental author juggling multiple books deals

    16 March 2022

    After honing his authorial prowess on Falmouth’s English & Creative Writing degree, Adrian Mar...

    Meet the accidental author juggling multiple books deals
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    13 December 2021

    We recently caught up with BA(Hons) English & Creative Writing graduate Aaron Kent to chat poetr...

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    A passion for news: Star McFarlane has gained a place on the highly-competitive BBC Journalist apprenticeship scheme

    Falmouth journalism graduates land jobs with the BBC

    13 October 2021

    Two recent Falmouth journalism graduates have followed in the footsteps of other alumni to secure jo...

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    Graduate Shortlisted for Journalism Award

    08 November 2019

    Recent Journalism graduate Lexi Goodland has had her mini-documentary shortlisted for this year's Br...

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    Graduate Shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year Award

    01 June 2019

    Katie Timms, a recent graduate from BA(Hons) Journalism, has been shortlisted for the Young Journali...

    Graduate Shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year Award
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    Producer Position at Reuters Sport

    06 June 2018

    After graduating from the Journalism course last year, Aiden Nulty secured a position as a Televisio...

    Producer Position at Reuters Sport
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    Reporter Role in Falkland Islands

    30 May 2018

    Journalism graduate Hannah Newton has secured a reporter role at Falkland Islands Television (F...

    Reporter Role in Falkland Islands

    Postgraduate study

    Some Creative Writing, English or Journalism graduates go on to study a postgraduate degree in a similar subject. A master’s degree gives many people the opportunity to specialise in a particular area, such as comedy writing, screenwriting or advertising.  

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    Knowledge and skills

    A degree in English, Creative Writing or Journalism will teach you how to articulate your ideas verbally and in writing. You’ll have the opportunity to explore areas like poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting and storytelling for digital games. Under the guidance of experienced academics, industry professionals and diverse guest speakers, you’ll learn how to think critically and debate new ideas. 

    You’ll master how to frame, follow and complete independent lines of enquiry and research using multiple sources. You’ll learn how to make and market a blog and gain experience using video and audio recording equipment to create a diverse portfolio of work.

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      Transferable skills

      Our students also develop a variety of transferable skills that are desirable to a range of employers. These include: 

      • Verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and pitching 
      • Strong research, observational and analytical skills 
      • Ability to working towards live self-directed and/or client-led briefs 
      • Leadership skills through project management and collaborative outputs 
      • Innovative solutions to problem solving and a willingness to take creative risks 
      • Interpersonal skills through critiques, peer reviews and group tutorials  
      • Entrepreneurial skills in marketing your work and building professional networks 

      Career support

      Our industry-focused English, Creative Writing and Journalism degrees give students the opportunity to gain real-world experience while they study. Students work on live briefs set by creative industry partners. In previous years, students have created podcasts, poetry collections and a range of community projects with partners such as Mind and the National Trust. There are also opportunities to gain regular work experience by writing or working for FalWriting, our student journal of new writing. 

      Students can build networks through our guest lecture series and Writers in Residence programme, as well as attend and participate in external literary events such as The London Book Fair and the North Cornwall Book Festival. 

      Our dedicated Employability Service is also on hand to support students throughout their studies. We offer weekly career workshops and events, support with practice interviews and advice on writing your CV or even going freelance. 

      By the time our students graduate, they have their own professional identity and portfolio to start pitching to industry. 

      Our English, Journalism & Creative Writing courses

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      Creative Writing BA(Hons) (Online)

      Whether you dream of penning novels, writing for games, creating compelling digital campaigns or wri...

      Creative Writing BA(Hons) (Online)

      Get in touch

      Any questions? 

      If you have any questions about undergraduate study at Falmouth, get in touch with our Future Studies team.  

      T: +44(0) 1326 254350 

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