Longform Journalism and Non-Fiction Writing (P3223)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

You explore and engage with different examples of long-form journalism and non-fiction writing.

You will apply your knowledge and understanding of creative writing to carry out a writing project. This will be in the form of a portfolio of long-form journalism and/or non-fiction writing.

You will also analyse and evaluate longer forms of journalism and a range of non-fiction writing. Alongside this, you will critically reflect on your own writing practice.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: