Overview This Joint Honours degree provides you with exciting opportunities to combine very different types of learning. You'll learn through the academic investigation of the processes by which we understand historical events and a ‘practice-based’ enquiry into writing. Creative Writing aims to nurture your confidence as a writer and to support your development as a critical and skilful analyst of writing. You'll also develop your commercial practice (writing for magazines, reviewing, scriptwriting, editing) and understanding of the publishing industry. Studying History at Worcester allows you to learn history as it is being written, contributing to research. You'll also get work placement opportunities in archives, museums and community groups, which will allow you to understand the relevance of history to modern life. You'll study a wide range of modules in British, European and World History from the 16th to 20th centuries. In combination, Creative Writing and History will be an interesting prospect if writing is your obsession and if aspects of history and the lives and events of other times are what excite your curiosity. Key features
- Opportunities for students to publish their work from the very first week and throughout their undergraduate programme.
- Exciting programme of guest speakers and a student writing magazine: The Fuse.
- Experience in writing for a range of digital, print, audio, visual and performance platforms.
- Work placement opportunities in archives, museums and community groups.
- Delivered by highly experienced, supportive and expert lecturers with international research profiles.
- Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
- Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
- Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 3
The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html
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Fees and funding
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