If you ever wanted to write but weren’t sure how, there’s a way forward for you. If you are writing but want to improve, or perhaps, even change your style, now’s your chance.

The Warnborough College Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Creative Writing allow graduates to learn important writing techniques while honing their writing skills. Moreover, these qualifications function as exit points for the Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing program.

Work your way through the modules at your own pace. Each module you complete gives you 8 ECTS credits, which you can use towards achieving the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Arts qualification. This is an ideal and flexible way for would-be writers to learn the rudiments of good writing and practise their own writing while getting guidance and appropriate critique from mentors.

All modules are done through distance/online learning and are fully supported.  There is no specific start date, so you can choose when and how you wish to study.

You might be interested in going straight into the Master of Arts (MA) in Creative Writing.


Key Info

Duration: 6 months up


Start: Monthly

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in the same or related discipline, and writing experience



Requirements – Creative Writing Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

You will need a recognised undergraduate degree (preferably in English or English literature).  Beyond the general requirements of Warnborough College Ireland, there are no other pre-requisites other than a strong command of the English language. You must submit some samples of your writing for us to consider.


Course Structure/ Modules

Postgraduate students complete modules of intense reading and writing exercises to develop their skills.

  • For the Certificate: Students will complete six modules–48 ECTS credits (24 credits as per the American system) to earn a Postgraduate Certificate.
  • For the Diploma: Students will complete eight modules—64 ECTS credits (32 per the American system).

The following modules are compulsory:

  • WR700  Mimesis of Texts I
  • WR715  Outlines


Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 


Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.

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