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Professional Writing degrees abroad

Professional writing degrees arm students with the expertise, flair, and originality needed to begin a successful career in the creative industries.

As a professional writing student, you’ll study the written word in all of its forms and genres. You’ll take a diverse array of classes in areas like novels, autobiographies, short stories, scriptwriting, and copywriting, all while honing your own style and craft.

Studying abroad is a great opportunity to see how different countries and cultures express themselves through writing. As well as discovering new approaches, tones, and methods that’ll inform your own practice, you’ll make lasting memories and friendships.

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Professional Writing program structure

BA programs in professional writing last at least three years, but four-year sandwich courses are also common. Completing a 12-month placement after your second year of study is an invaluable way to gather industry knowledge and connect with experts in the field.

The US is home to a great selection of professional writing degrees, making it a popular destination with international students. Bachelor’s programs in the US follow the liberal arts model, so you’ll complete two years of general education before declaring a major in professional writing.

After finishing your bachelor’s degree, you might wish to pursue a one or two-year MA. Following this, you could enroll in a research-based doctoral program that generally lasts between three and five years.

Being taught through a mixture of interactive lectures, discussion-based seminars, and collaborative workshops will help get your creative juices flowing. You’ll also have one-to-one support through individual tutorials.

The content of professional writing programs differs tremendously around the world because of different cultural contexts and faculty specialisms. However, most universities will introduce students to these core topics:

  • Foundations of writing
  • Creative practice and writing processes
  • Reading across forms and genres
  • Writing fiction
  • Writing non-fiction
  • Copywriting and content marketing
  • Writing for stage
  • Writing for screen

Professional Writing study abroad programs

Professional writing undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in professional writing

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    Creative and Professional Writing - BCPW Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,833 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,105 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Creative and Professional Writing - BA (Hons) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,065 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,850 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    English: Professional Writing and Literacy Studies - BA Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,202 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,202 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    English and Professional Writing - BSc University of Bridgeport, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,760 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,760 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    English: English Professional Writing & Publishing Emphasis - BA/BSc University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,408 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,408 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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Associate in professional writing

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    Professional Writing and Editing - AA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,600 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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Professional writing graduate programs

Master's in professional writing

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    Professional Writing - MA Marywood University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,832 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,832 USD

    Start date
    June
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    Professional Writing - MA Falmouth University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,724 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,950 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in professional writing

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    Professional Writing: Communications - OCGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,766 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,303 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Professional Writing and Communications - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,648 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,498 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Future professional writing careers

Your communication, critical thinking, and interpretation skills will be highly-respected by employers across the arts, media, advertising, education, publishing, and more.

You’ll be prepared for a range of exciting roles where you can unleash your creative spirit and let your imagination shine.

Although you could turn your hand to almost any communicative position, here are some of the most commonly pursued career paths:

  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Screenwriter
  • Novelist
  • Copywriter
  • Advertising executive
  • Communications officer
  • PR specialist

Breaking into the creative industries can be difficult, but there are plenty of ways to make your resume stand out. Consider building some professional experience by contributing to your university’s student magazine, radio station, or broadcasting channel.

Your institution’s career service can also help you land placements with local businesses and agencies.