Social and Cultural History and Creative Writing

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)
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Course summary

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This degree is for anyone who wishes to combine the practical mechanics of writing with a solid underpinning of historical knowledge and context. The programme will: •give you awareness of publishing requirements and market need so you’ll know how the literary industry works and what’s needed to satisfy editors You will: •learn how to write poetry, prose and for radio and screen for both children and adults •be able to perfect your writing skills alongside the investigative skills of a historian, studying diverse topics from a wide range of historical periods, developing key skills such as research, analysis and communication •benefit from a completely supportive study environment with a team of lecturers who have close links to the writing world Key Course Features: •Incorporate wide-ranging historical study into your writing •Work experience opportunities for history students. •Visit aristocratic houses and other sites of historical interest for the purposes of historical research and, for writing students, period inspiration. •Develop your research, analysis, interpretation, communication and presentation skills

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4) Year 1 introduces students to a range of writing skills and genres. In addition, the history element encourages students to differentiate between fact and fiction. Modules History •Introducing Historical research •The Roman Empire •Personal, Professional and Academic Skills •Crime and Popular Culture in Victorian Britain •National Identity in Europe 1860-1945 Creative Writing •Introduction to Creative Writing •Introduction to Writing for Children Year 2 (Level 5) Year 2 builds upon the investigate skills of the historian and the writer’s imaginative reconstruction of time and place. Modules History •The British in America, 1607-1783 •Life in Tudor England and Wales •The Georgian Age •Culture and Belief in Renaissance Europe •Research Methods in Humanities •History in the Workplace Creative Writing •Writing Historical Fiction •Creative Writing for Adults •Writing Crime Fiction and Thrillers Year 3 (Level 6) Year Three consolidates previous study and encourages advanced analysis of historical fact and fiction. Modules History •Rise of a New Society •Nineteenth Century Wales •Revolution and Readjustment in England and Wales 1625-1690 •American Frontiers in the Nineteenth Century •Dissertation Creative Writing •Writing for Children: Extended Practice •Extended Project The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Our History and Creative Writing Degree employs a wide range of assessment methods, which include: • Essays • Exams • Oral Presentations • Reflective Journals • Portfolios Teaching and learning Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. Formal scheduled contact time is 12 hours per week - although this can vary depending on the nature of the modules undertaken (for example the work placement module in year two places more emphasis on workplace attendance). Lectures are delivered by highly qualified staff who employ a range of electronic and hard-copy sources to inform sessions and encourage participation. Field trips are staff-led and, for non-local visits, transport is provided. In addition, staff are available outside scheduled teaching hours to discuss any problems or issues students may have. Our students are able to benefit from the Disability support and general learning support offered on-site.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeSW19
Institution code G53
Campus nameWrexham
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
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Fees and funding

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Social and Cultural History and Creative Writing at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS