Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

English and Creative Writing

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Course summary

“Every writer is first a reader, and what we read matters.” – Sarah Ahmed Reading is a radical act which has the power to transform our thoughts, ideas and behaviours. Writing presses further, empowering us to investigate, experiment and articulate what really matters. Doing both can benefit the world. Our BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing degree will help you find and develop your voice as both a writer and a critic. The great authors you study will inspire and influence your writing. Meanwhile, developing your own creative work will lead to new insights into technique which, in turn, will sharpen your analysis of literary texts. In seminars you will be invited to consider the ways in which literature and writing is alive, engaging with contemporary issues like gender inequality, decolonisation, climate change and more. It’s not just about close reading and writing craft at Cardiff Met - you’ll also learn vital professional skills. During your degree, you’ll have the chance to compete in our poetry SLAM competitions; read your work at open mic nights; meet published writers and creative practitioners; volunteer at local literary events and festivals; submit your work to our student-led anthology; and much more. A passion for literature and creative writing can lead to exciting careers in publishing, editing, teaching, law, public relations, civil service, arts management and countless other fields. Through your modules, projects and extracurricular activities, you’ll leave with a portfolio of work that demonstrates your finely-honed skills and abilities. Like so many of our graduates, you will leave Cardiff Met ready for a career in the creative industries and beyond.

Course details

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you. Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually on the basis of their prior learning or working background. For applicants who are only undertaking 2 A levels or equivalent, this will be considered along with the rest of the academic profile and we may issue a graded offer in lieu of an offer using the UCAS Tariff.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £13000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to
English and Creative Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS