University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Writing and Publishing

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Course summary

TEF Gold

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This flexible and innovative degree enables you to develop your writing skills alongside learning about the publishing industry. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? Learn the art, craft and processes of writing fiction and non-fiction; we'll cover writing for books, magazines, and digital content. Understand how today's publishing industry works and gain the skills you need to get your work — or the work of others — to market. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? If you’re looking for a degree to suit your needs and aspirations, with the choice of a wide range of optional modules, this course is for you. HOW YOU WILL LEARN You'll be taught in small supportive groups, using examples from contemporary and historical writing to inform your work. This course includes writing workshops and work-based projects with employers, to help you hone and apply your skills. You might be producing magazines and anthologies of student work, creating interactive eBooks, or crafting industry-standard TV and film scripts. By the end of your studies, you will have a portfolio of professionally developed and presented work to show to a potential employer. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES. There are so many! Apply for professional mentoring or internships with independent publishers, literature festival planners and event organisers; write for one of our in-house publications to raise your profile and boost your experience; spend part of your second year studying in America – all these opportunities and more are there for the taking. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Prepare for any career in the literary world, whether you aspire to be a writer or to work in the publishing industry, including roles in editorial, design, production, sales, marketing, publicity and more.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W800
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 7.0; with at least IELTS 6.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
83%
Student satisfaction
30%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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
EU £14045 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.
Creative Writing and Publishing at University of Derby - UCAS