Arts and Humanities (Creative Writing)

Open University in Scotland


This is one of several specialist routes available in the BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities. The degree starts by developing your understanding of the world we live in through a variety of perspectives, periods and subjects – including creative writing. You’ll then take two specialist creative writing modules, exploring a range of approaches to writing. You will develop your writing skills in several genres including fiction; poetry; life writing; and scriptwriting for film, radio and stage. Through being supported to develop your own pieces of writing, and by engagement with the module materials, you will develop important skills in complex argument and critical commentary.

Alongside your study of creative writing, you can also study a second specialism from art history, classical studies, English language, history, modern languages, music, philosophy and religious studies. This will entitle you to include both subjects in the name of your degree, or complete your degree with modules chosen from a wide range of options.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required to study this degree. Computer and internet access required.

If you’re new to study or to the OU, it is recommended that you start with a course at Level 1.

Start Date

October, February




BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length





Arts and Humanities

SCQF Level