Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Writing with Placement

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Course summary

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From modern fiction and comedy to screenwriting and poetry – there are a number of exciting and creatively stimulating genres you will be able to explore and master on our Creative Writing programme. Whether you’re interested in travel writing, journalism, comedy screenwriting, the short story or the contemporary novel, Brunel has a wide range of staff who regularly produce bestselling novels, screenplays for major movies or journalism for the best of the British and international press. Combining this expertise with a supportive environment for students looking to break into writing, the Brunel Creative Writing BA is undoubtedly among the best in the country. You will work within a vibrant academic discipline that specialises in contemporary literature and culture, and will be part of a School dedicated to the contemporary arts. The creative writing programme at Brunel is one of the oldest established in the UK. Aims

  • You will be given a secure foundation in the techniques of writing fiction, theatre and poetry, and will be introduced to the idea of writing as a profession.
  • Within a sound academic environment, you will be able to develop your own creativity and explore different genres of writing under the guidance of experienced staff and practising writers of international standing.
  • Good writing and creative skills have never been more important, especially for anyone seeking a career in the burgeoning creative industries field.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 World Literature, World Literacies Creative Writing Practice The Creative Process Year 2 Optional Modules 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 Postcolonial Writing Modernism Romanticism & Revolution Contemporary British Fiction Genre Fiction Year 3 Core Modules Creative Writing Special Project Creative Industries Minor Project Optional Modules Writing Modern Fiction Writing Comedy Writing Film and Television Performance Poetry 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 Visit website for full course and module details.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW801
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

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 with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS