Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

English and Creative Writing

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Course summary

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​Our joint honours degree programme within the Cardiff School of Education, offers students the unique opportunity to combine subjects from within​ the Humanities and Education subject areas. T​​he English element of the degree will engage with your enthusiasm for reading and literature and introduce you to advanced critical thinking in the form of theoretical practice. You will analyse a wide range of texts (including film and digital narratives) to explore the cutting edge of English as well as its canonical texts.​ A mixture of thematic and chronological modules ensures a good grounding in genre, context and period. You will challenge assumptions about the production of narratives and their relationship to questions of authority and identity. The degree has a strong contemporary focus and provides highly valued employability skills. Modules are taught by a research active team (including Dr Carmen Casaliggi, Dr Elizabeth English, and Dr Nick Taylor-Collins) who have research interests in Romanticism, Modernist and Contemporary Literature, with specialisms in Irish literature, women's writing, and the work of John Ruskin. The Creative Writing element of your degree will develop your thinking through textual and practical exploration, and equip you with a wide variety of writing skills and methodologies in relation to different genres (fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, non-fiction, etc.). You will be encouraged to consider textual influence and experiment with different styles. At the core of the degree is your development as a writer and the honing of skills that you can use to find jobs in a variety of creative industries such as publishing, journalism and marketing. You'll cultivate your individual voice and writing style through revision and editing, and share your writing and thinking with your fellow students in a supportive and evaluative environment. We encourage and support our students to seek publication and to develop a writing portfolio for prospective employers.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level C 104 including a grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 6 credits M: 39 credits 102 points, other grade combinations accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher D 104 points including a grade D
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 104 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades C. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2 104 points including 2 x H2. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts
English and Creative Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS