Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Writing and Journalism

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Course summary

Is writing your passion? Do you love working creatively with language? BA Creative Writing and Journalism gives you a unique opportunity to develop as a creative writer, gain practical journalistic skills and form a close understanding of the journalism industry. This is the degree for you if you want to improve your skills as a writer in a wide variety of forms including fiction, drama and poetry whilst taking an in-depth look at the journalism profession. Why study BA Creative Writing and Journalism at Middlesex University? Many professional writers split their time between creative writing projects and work on articles, reviews and columns, while many journalists also work on novels and screenplays. Our inspiring course is designed to equip you with the skills and experience to work in both creative and journalistic writing. We cover all aspects of journalism from newspaper to magazines and digital media, combining theory with practical work throughout the course. You'll not only learn how to critically examine writing and media, but also develop skills that prepare you for a career in media industries including newspapers, magazines, television, publishing, PR, advertising, and freelance writing. Our course gives you an abundance of opportunities to experiment with language and improve your writing and editing skills alongside a solid understanding of the way the journalism and writing industries are now developing. Course highlights All our tutors are practising writers – our staff include biographer and novelist Lorna Gibb, novelist and short story writer Adam Lively, script writer and director David Cottis and journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Based in the Grove, a state-of-the-art learning facility, you will be able to collaborate with students from other disciplines and access facilities including professional TV and radio studios, art editing and digital publishing labs. You will learn directly from a wide range of successful creative and writers and journalists through events like the North London Literary Festival and talks from guest speakers. Near London's media and publishing markets, Middlesex is an ideal place to study, gain work experience and make industry contacts – the BA Creative Writing and Journalism includes Entrepreneurship and Work Placement modules. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Writing Creatively (30 credits) - Compulsory, Character, Conflict and Dialogue (30 credits) - Compulsory, What is Journalism? (30 credits) - Compulsory, Journalism Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory. Year 2: Multimodal Journalism (30 credits) - Compulsory, Screen Writing for Shorts (30 credits) - Optional, Fiction: The Short Story (30 credits) - Optional, Storytelling for Games (30 credits) - Optional, Arts, Lifestyle and Sports Journalism (30 credits) - Optional, Political Communication (30 credits) - Optional, Innovation, Science and Technology (30 credits) - Optional. Year 3: Creative Writing Project (30 credits) - Compulsory, Entrepreneurship (30 credits) - Compulsory, Genre Fiction (30 credits) - Optional, Popular Non-Fiction (30 credits) - Optional, Long Form Journalism (30 credits) - Optional, Journalism, Money and Power (30 credits) - Optional, Global Journalism and News Culture (30 credits) - Optional, Work Placement (30 credits) - Optional.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
WP85
Institution code:
M80
Campus name:
Hendon Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/undergraduate-application/entry-requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14700 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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