Cardiff Metropolitan University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our joint honours degree programme within the Cardiff School of Education, offers students the unique opportunity to combine subjects from within the Humanities and Education subject areas.
The English element of the degree will engage with your enthusiasm for reading and literature and introduce you to advanced critical thinking in the form of theoretical practice. You will analyse a wide range of texts (including film and digital narratives) to explore the cutting edge of English as well as its canonical texts. A mixture of thematic and chronological modules ensures a good grounding in genre, context and period. You will challenge assumptions about the production of narratives and their relationship to questions of authority and identity. The degree has a strong contemporary focus and provides highly valued employability skills. Modules are taught by a research active team (including Dr Carmen Casaliggi and Dr Elizabeth English) who have research interests in Romanticism, Modernist and Contemporary Literature, gender and sexuality, women's writing, children's literature, fantasy literature, science and literature, with specialisms in the work of John Ruskin, DH Lawrence and J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Creative Writing element of your degree will develop your thinking through textual and practical exploration, and equip you with a wide variety of writing skills and methodologies in relation to different genres (fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, non-fiction, etc.). You will be encouraged to consider textual influence and experiment with different styles. At the core of the degree is your development as a writer and the honing of skills that you can use to find jobs in a variety of creative industries such as publishing, journalism and marketing. You'll cultivate your individual voice and writing style through revision and editing, and share your writing and thinking with your fellow students in a supportive and evaluative environment. We encourage and support our students to seek publication and to develop a writing portfolio for prospective employers.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Cardiff Met - Cyncoed|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points|
|A level||C||104 including a grade C|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 6 credits
M: 39 credits
|102 points, other grade combinations accepted|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2||104 points including 2 x H2. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMM|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||D||104 points including a grade D|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||C||104 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades C. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject|
If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.|
|PTE Academic||52.0||No element lower than 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72.0||TOEFL Internet required.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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