University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Writing and Publishing

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Course summary

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Writing and Publishing is an exciting new degree that combines authorship and publishing to open up a world of opportunities in the creative industries. It’s the first single honours degree of its kind in the UK. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? If you aspire to work in writing, editing, literature or publishing, this degree will help you get there. You’ll explore the full creative process, from conception and writing through to content development, editing, publishing and sale. This means you will understand how the professional relationships within this industry work. You will build essential business and leadership skills and learn about important aspects of the law, including author contracts and copyright. Best of all, you’ll have opportunities to practice writing, editing and publishing through our in-house unit, Peregrine Publishing. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? This degree will give you an in-depth appreciation of the writing and publishing industry as a whole, so whatever role you eventually find yourself in – writer, editor, literary agent, book or magazine publisher – you can excel. HOW YOU WILL LEARN There’s a good balance of intellectual study and practical business-focused knowledge, skills and understanding. You will learn through lectures, project work, group sessions, teamwork, independent study and research. During guest lectures and events, you will also hear from authors, editors and publishers about what it’s like to work in this field and how to improve your chances of success. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES We’ll give you guidance on how to find internships or work experience in writing, editorial and publishing roles. You may also be able to volunteer with our own in-house publishing imprint, Peregrine Books, which publishes books, ebooks and periodicals on a commercial basis. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY This Writing and Publishing degree will prepare you for a broad range of potential careers, including becoming a successful author in your own right. You would be suitable for roles in the book or magazine publishing industries, or you could work as a literary agent or freelance editor. If your ambition is to launch your own publishing venture, your newly acquired legal and business knowledge should really help you.

Course 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 codeQ600
Institution code D39
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 112 points We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the Further Information section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3:
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Writing and Publishing at University of Derby - UCAS