Creative Writing Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma

Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Creative Writing

If you ever wanted to write but weren’t sure how, there’s a way forward for you. If you are writing but want to improve, or perhaps, even change your style, now’s your chance.

The Warnborough College Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Creative Writing allow graduates to learn important writing techniques while honing their writing skills. Moreover, these qualifications function as exit points for the Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing program.

Creative writing pathway at Warnborough College

Work your way through the modules at your own pace. Each module you complete gives you 8 ECTS credits, which you can use towards achieving the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Arts qualification. This is an ideal and flexible way for would-be writers to learn the rudiments of good writing and practise their own writing while getting guidance and appropriate critique from mentors.

All modules are done through distance/online learning and are fully supported.  There is no specific start date, so you can choose when and how you wish to study.

Requirements – Creative Writing Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

You will need a recognised undergraduate degree (preferably in English or English literature).  Beyond the general requirements of Warnborough College Ireland, there are no other pre-requisites other than a strong command of the English language. You must submit some samples of your writing for us to consider.

Creative writing pathway at Warnborough College

Postgraduate students complete modules of intense reading and writing exercises to develop their skills.

  • For the Certificate: Students will complete six modules–48 ECTS credits (24 credits as per the American system) to earn a Postgraduate Certificate.
  • For the Diploma: Students will complete eight modules—64 ECTS credits (32 per the American system).

The following modules are compulsory:

  • WR700  Mimesis of Texts I
  • WR715  Outlines
Sandi Hutcheson is our Creative Writing courses director and leads both these programs.  As well as being newspaper columnist, she has been a professor at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and taught English and writing to students on nearly every level.   Her writing has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Southern Journal, and New Southern magazines and she is the author of both fiction and nonfiction books.

Apply online here.

You might be interested in going straight into the Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing.

For more information, please check the FAQs page or Dr Sandi Hutcheson or contact The Warnborough Team!