University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Literature and Creative Writing

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Course summary

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Why English Literature and Creative Writing? Our English Literature and Creative Writing degree enables you to pursue your passion for story, literature and creativity, as you become a successful creative and critical writer. You’ll develop skills in different writing strands including prose, poetry and drama, before exploring specialisms such as transgressive writing, crime fiction and sci-fi. With opportunities to gain experience working with organisations such as the Parabola Arts Centre, Johnson & Alcock literary agency and Everyman Theatre, our graduates stand out from the competition. They can immerse themselves in a vibrant local literary culture, with The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival right on their doorstep. You’ll draw on the expertise of experienced lecturers, including published writers in both fields of the course, and be able to work closely with professionals from the Everyman Theatre – even seeing your work performed by actors in a staged reading. You’ll benefit from opportunities to get published in our student-led magazine, ‘Show Don’t Tell’, as well as in our annual paperback anthology, the ‘New Writing’ series. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be supported to become the graduate that you want to be, making industry connections and taking part in placements and field trips that offer invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. We are proud of our record that 93% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*. *UK Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details

Modules

On the course you’ll develop skills in different writing strands including prose, poetry and drama, both from a creative and critical perspective. As you progress you can explore specialisms such as transgressive writing, crime fiction, sci-fi, and American literature. In your final year, you’ll also learn about the publishing industry and how to submit your work to professional magazines and markets.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
QW38
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we will still consider your application. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
76%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14700 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
English Literature and Creative Writing at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS