University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University

BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

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Course summary

Are you creative with words? Do you write poetry or fiction? Do you want to develop and hone your talent as a creative writer? If so, our BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing degree might be the course just for you. In your first year, you will be introduced to the key skills that have traditionally underpinned creating writing (such as creative practices, critical writing, narrative and characterization as well as studying the literary course. In your second year, you will build on this knowledge basis with a set of modules that work across genres and draw on a range of competencies, as well as introducing them to the work of a creative practitioner. In your final year, you will become more commercially aware, with employability a consistent factor. The focus therefore moves from introducing key concepts and skills to applying knowledge, know-how and career-focused ambitions through modules such as Publishing in Practice and Working in English, Film and Media. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Further information about each module is available on YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) • Writing Matters: Academic and Professional Skills (15 credits) • Introduction to Creative Writing 1: Writing Prose (15 credits) • Dead Heroes Society: Tragedy (15 credits) • Contexts and Canons: Murakami to Blake (15 credits) • Approaching Criticism (15 credits) • Contexts and Canons: Equiano to Chaucer (15 credits) • Introduction to Creative Writing 2: Writing Poetry (15 credits) • 20th Century Practitioners (15 credits) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) • Shortcuts: Writing Short Fiction (15 credits) • Writing WW1: Memory and Forgetting (15 credits) • The Image: Exploring Visual Literacy in Media, Culture and Literature (15 credits) • Stranger on the Shore: Placing the Postcolonial (15 credits) • Preparing for Employment: Research and Employability (15 credits) • Shakespeare Unstuck (15 credits) • Writing for Newspapers and Magazines (15 credits) • Vampires, Virgins and Villains: Reading the Gothic (15 credits) YEAR 3 / FINAL YEAR (LEVEL 6) • Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits) • Decade: The Literature of the 1950s (15 credits) • Publishing in Practice (15 credits) • Adaptations: Crossing the Genre (15 credits) • Working in English, Film and Media (15 credits) • Neverland to Wonderland: Explorations in Children’s Literature (15 credits) • Reading the Now: Contemporary Literature (15 credits)

Assessment method

Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods. Level 4: 80% Coursework, 20% Written Exams. Level 5: 80% Coursework, 20% Written Exams. Level 6: 70% Coursework, 20% Written Exams, 10% Placement.

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

*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 codeQ310
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP cannot recruit International Students that require a Tier 4 student visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 88 points 88 UCAS points with at least one qualification in a related subject: • A-levels CCD or AB • BTEC MMM • Cambridge Technicals MMM • Access to HE 45 credits Students who do not have the above qualifications can contact our admissions team on 01733 214466 or email [email protected] to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. You must have GCSEs English language and mathematics at a minimum of grade C or grade 4. If English is not your first language you will require an IELTS score of 6.5 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill) or an equivalent English Language qualification.

English language requirements

IELTS with an overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element or UK equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS