Writing Portfolio (Q3222)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

A creative portfolio is often the piece of work that makes students most proud. A chapbook of poems? A screenplay? A few short stories or quick fictions? A mash-up of genres and forms? We will support your vision.

This is the summative work of your degree. It’s is a final, extended research and creative writing project completed under supervision. It includes critical writing, to research and develop your topic of interest, and a creative piece of writing in a medium and genre of your choosing.

There’s flexibility in the final presentation, as we accept hybrid works of creative and critical writing. As well as one-to-one support, we’ll workshop your ideas and exemplary texts in smaller groups.

We can’t wait to read your writing.


13%: Lecture
20%: One-to-one (Tutorial)
67%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 15 hours of contact time and about 285 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: