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Why study a writing short course at City?



City, University of London has established a range of innovative, practical writing courses, taught by professional authors and editors.

Whether you’re interested in writing children’s books, short stories, novels, magazine articles, or just thinking of making that first step towards creative writing, all of our tutors are experts in their field and uniquely placed to help you explore your writing within a supportive learning environment.

With a proven track record and ten years' experience in the field, City is the go-to place for anybody looking to develop their writing. Visit the short courses blog for all our up-to-date news and alumni success stories.

Writing programme’s structure

Beginners’ courses

  1. An Approach to Creative Writing
  2. An Approach to Creative Writing Summer School
  3. Crime and Thriller Writing
  4. Crime and Thriller Writing Summer School
  5. Going Freelance With Confidence
  6. Introduction to Copywriting
  7. Travel Writing
  8. Writing for Children
  9. Writing for the Web and Digital Media
  10. Writing for Business
  11. Writing the Memoir

Intermediate courses

  1. Freelance Writing: how to get published in print and online
  2. How to be Brief in Business Writing
  3. Narrative Non-fiction
  4. Novel-writing and Longer Works
  5. Novel Writing Summer School
  6. Short Story Writing
  7. Writers' Workshop

Advanced courses

  1. Fact Based Storytelling
  2. The Novel Studio
  3. Writers' Workshop