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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Writing

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Course summary

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Our Creative Writing BA course has been designed to encourage high levels of creativity, initiative and originality in the design, production, interpretation and analysis of creative writing. You will be taught every genre of creative writing by some of the most talented and original wordsmiths working today. Between them, they’ve published over 80 books, produced countless scripts for TV, radio and film, and won umpteen awards. The teaching team includes author and journalist Will Self and renowned performance poet, writer and broadcaster Benjamin Zephaniah. From week one you will write and interact with your peer group of creative writers. You will share ideas and give constructive feedback to others on their creative writing work. In your first year you will gain a solid grounding in fiction, drama and poetry writing, and you will study world literature. You can choose a variety of subjects in your second year such as journalism and screenwriting. In your final year, the creative industries module helps you consider your career options and shape your future. You’ll start to specialise in your chosen field and choose from a wealth of specialist options. There are guest lectures covering different aspects of creative writing. Industry expert speakers include book publishers, screenwriters, poets and broadcasters. You have the advantage of Brunel’s close location to London, the literary capital of the UK. You’ll benefit from trips to the British Library, Shakespeare’s Globe and West End theatres. Our BA in creative writing can be studied full-time over three years, four years with a placement year, or part-time over six years. We encourage the placement year option. This time in industry helps you to further prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. If you decide to go on a creative writing placement year, you could find yourself working at magazine publishers, film production companies, or even the London Screenwriters’ Festival. Some placements lead to jobs on graduation. You’ll have the opportunity to get your work published before you graduate. An anthology of creative work is produced each year curated and edited by our creative writing students. Your writing talent can also be showcased at a variety of performances hosted by Brunel including poetry, plays, comedy and film screenings, literary debates, and the popular Brunel Writers’ Series.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 World Literature, World Literacies Creative Writing Practice The Creative Process Year 2 Writing Journalism Writing the Short Story Screenwriting Writing Contemporary Poetry Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes Life Writing Nineteenth-Century Novel Shakespeare Text & Performance The Women’s Movement: 20th Century Writing and Contemporary Writing Post-Colonial Writing Modernism Romanticism & Revolution Contemporary British Fiction Genre Fiction Year 3 Core Creative Writing Special Project Creative Industries Minor Project Optional Writing Modern Fiction Writing Comedy Writing Film and Television Writing Poetry for Performance Pyschogeography Victorian Literature and Culture Jane Austen and Her Novels Post-War and Late Twentieth-Century Literature. 1945-2001 Modern & Contemporary Lesbian Literature Writing Ireland Violence The Muslim World in Early Modern English Chaucer to Shakespeare Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

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 Not accepted
A level BBB including grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject, with an A-level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 and grade B in A level English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and A-level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Higher Level 5 in English
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in English
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 are required to include English Language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in a related subject, with an A-level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing. Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject with A level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined)/Creative Writing

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £15860* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Writing at Brunel University London - UCAS