We are delighted to announce that our new PGCert in Storytelling which will launch in early 2021 and we are now accepting applications for those wishing to start in either February (1st cohort) or October (2nd cohort). Those beginning in February 2021 will complete the programme in September 2021, and those beginning in October 2021 1ill complete in June 2022.

Like the MA Storytelling, the PG Certificate takes storytelling as a creative practice, with the storytelling practitioner at its core. It also focuses on Applied Storytelling – that is the use and application of storytelling within contexts of community-building, personal and professional development, and policy formation.

It builds on our international reputation for research in Applied Storytelling relating to areas of health, the environment, education and social justice and offers students the opportunity to develop as storytelling practitioners and work alongside researchers on existing projects in the UK and overseas.

The PG Certificate consists of a selection of modules from the MA programme, but now made available through online/remote delivery, making the PG Certificate ideal for students who, for whatever reason, may be unable to relocate to Loughborough at the present time, or to commit to full-time postgraduate study, but would value a postgraduate award as part of their continuing professional development, achieved through a part-time route.

Students who successfully complete the PG Certificate will be eligible to transfer onto the MA programme, if they so wish, and complete the additional credits to graduate with a master’s qualification.

The modules you will study are: Research Methods in Storytelling; Storytelling and the Digital; Developing Professional Practice; Thinking About Storytelling.

If you require further information, or would like to have a conversation about the programme, please email Professor Mike Wilson at

In order to apply for either the PGCert or the MA, please follow the link here:

Watch here a video-introduction recorded by Professor Mike Wilson: