Creative Writing in the Highlands and Islands

North Highland College UHI


Thurso Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The innovative BA (Hons) Creative Writing in the Highlands and Islands is designed to give you a solid grounding in the creative principles in both form and structure of four of the main areas of creative writing: poetry, prose, playwriting and the screenplay. You will be encouraged to explore how these can inform and support other areas of professional writing in gaming, advertising, marketing, vlogs.

You will have the opportunity to present your work using traditional methods as well as using new technologies and publishing platforms. The course aims to place creative disciplines within the cultural, social, political, geographical and historical context of Scotland and to show how they make the area culturally unique but connect it to the literature, cultural traditions and histories of its geographical neighbours.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BCC or above including English at B or above. You will be required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years


Creative and Cultural Industries

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR


Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing