Bachelor in Popular Fiction


Program Description

The four-year popular fiction degree focuses on developing knowledge of genres, practical application, and publishing work, while building platforms, networks, and learning the skills every artist-entrepreneur needs to build their business and brand.

You will learn not only the craft of writing but also learn to master tools and techniques to build a career as a writer.

Start your first year with a foundation in all forms of creative writing. The second year introduces you to the history and analysis of short stories. Moving into the third year, you will focus on the novel. And finally, in the fourth year, you will write and refine a novel and begin querying agents.

This degree is available on campus or online. Check out the curriculum below.


English Language Requirements

All courses are taught in English and therefore require students to be proficient in the language. Most assignments will be written in English until the fourth year, in which students choose to write their final projects in English or their native language.

Students do not have to take one of these tests, but for reference, your English proficiency should be at one of the levels listed below. Your English level will be evaluated through your Personal Statement and Writing Sample within your application. For Danish students, a B-level is required.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - An overall grade of 6.5 is preferred, with nothing lower than a 5.5 in any of the subcategories.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - A minimum score of 85 for the internet-based test with no scores lower than 80 in subcategories.

International Students

As a non-EU citizen, you must obtain a residence permit prior to moving to Denmark. Once your application is accepted and your deposit is paid, The South Gate Society International Office will send you the official residency permit application via email. You complete the first part, and The South Gate Society will have completed the second part. You will then submit the application to the nearest Danish Embassy in your country, who in turn will forward the application to the Danish Government for processing. The application process takes approximately three months, so apply as early as possible.

Last updated Feb 2018

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About the School

The South Gate School is the first, four-year Creative Writing School in Denmark and it opened in August 2014.

The South Gate School is the first, four-year Creative Writing School in Denmark and it opened in August 2014. Read less