Professional Writing Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
St Mary's University, Twickenham 90% 0% 10% £9250 £12250 99 Twickenham On campus Full-time
St Mary's University, Twickenham 90% 0% 10% £9250 £12250 99 Twickenham On campus Full-time
University of Roehampton 79% 0% 0% £9250 £13145 94 Roehampton On campus Full-time
St Mary's University, Twickenham 90% 5% 10% £9250 £12250 87 Twickenham On campus Full-time
St Mary's University, Twickenham 90% 5% 10% £9250 £12250 87 Twickenham On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 63% 15% 10% £9250 £13000 89 Sunderland On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 63% 15% 10% £9300 £13750 89 London On campus Full-time
University of Roehampton 63% 15% 10% £9250 £13145 89 Roehampton On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 5% 35% £9250 £14500 108 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 73% 10% 5% £9250 £14500 121 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Roehampton 56% 2% 5% £9250 £13145 112 Roehampton On campus Full-time
St Mary's University, Twickenham 90% 0% 10% £9250 £12250 90 Twickenham On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 38% 0% 10% £9250 £12000 90 Leeds On campus Full-time
St Mary's University, Twickenham 90% 0% 10% £9250 £12250 90 Twickenham On campus Full-time
Bangor University - - - - - - Bangor On campus Part-time
University of Wolverhampton 88% 5% 5% £9250 - 104 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 88% 5% 5% £9250 - 104 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 88% 5% 5% £9250 - 104 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 63% 15% 10% £6935 - 89 Sunderland On campus Part-time
Bangor University 63% 15% 10% - - 89 Bangor On campus Part-time
Falmouth University 63% 15% 10% - - 89 Falmouth On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 88% 5% 5% £9250 - 104 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of East London - 0% 25% £9250 £13320 105 London On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 88% 5% 10% £9250 - 95 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
The University of Winchester 72% 10% 10% £9250 - 121 Winchester On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 88% 5% 10% £9250 - 95 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 90% 6% 20% - - 117 Bristol On campus Full-time
Bangor University 73% 10% 5% £9000 - 121 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of East London - 0% 25% £9250 £13320 105 London On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 90% 6% 20% - - 117 Bristol On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 38% 0% 10% £9250 - 90 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Wolverhampton 88% 5% 5% £9250 - 104 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 90% 0% 10% - - 90 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 90% 0% 10% - - 90 Edinburgh On campus Part-time
University of Kent 90% 0% 10% - - 90 Canterbury On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
67 /100
5025 students of Professional Writing in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Professional Writing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18220 £16892 £19401
25-75 percentile range £16195 - £22146 £11754 - £21492 £14677 - £25366

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18147 £17054 £20351
25-75 percentile range £16588 - £21853 £12786 - £21414 £15122 - £25568

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Professional Writing

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Professional Writing who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Professional Writing

  • Content Writing Companies
  • Storytellers
  • Editorials
  • Broadcasters
  • Film Producers
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Theatres
  • Marketing and Advertising Firms
  • Public Relations Departments

Specialisations within Professional Writing

  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Web Edition
  • English Teaching

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Professional Writing who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Professional Writing (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Professional Writing at Bath Spa University

25% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Media Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Caring personal services
5% Customer service occupations

Grading Distribution

Students of Professional Writing in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Professional Writing

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Professional Writing studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Initial Qualification) - PgDip

The median salary of graduates of Professional Writing was £18220 15 months after graduation, £16892 3 years after graduation and £19401 5 years after graduation.

Film & Screen Media and Creative & Professional Writing at St Mary's University, Twickenham received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 90 out of 100 among 11 respondents.