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Consistently rated highly in the National Student Satisfaction Survey, our degree programme offers a blend of Creative Writing and English. We believe that to be a good writer, you also need to be a skilled reader. The combination of Creative Writing and Literary study is therefore central to our teaching. Our students join a community of dedicated, well-published writers and scholars. But we don’t just want you to learn from us; we want you to contribute to our culture of creativity, innovation and success. As educators, our aim is to help all our students achieve the very best of which they are capable and to direct them on a voyage of self-discovery. In particular, we are keen that you extend your experience beyond the university. In your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake a workplace module where you can apply your skills as a writer by, for example, working as a writer-in-residence. We are a small, teaching-focussed university. We have one of the best student retention rates in the country. We know and care about our students.
In this degree, you will take a combination of creative and critical module. In years 1 and 2, creative modules include Poetry, Short Fiction, Life Writing, Writing for Children and Dramatic Writing. On the critical side, you will take modules in Literary History, Literary Theory and Genre Poetry and Prose Fiction. By year three, we feel you will know what you want to specialise in. Creative writing modules include Writing the Novel, Writing the Short Story, Screenwriting, Advanced Poetry, Writing for Children, Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, YA Fiction, Flash Fiction, Digital Writing and Writing Place and Environment. There is a designated module in Publishing, Production and Performance. Critical modules include Psychoanalysis and Culture, Fantasy Literature, Fairy Tales, Professional Writing, Language and Mind, Twentieth and Twenty First Century Literature and The Ethics of Reading.
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.
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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||96 - 120 points||A levels (or combination with AS / E.P. / BTEC): 96 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points including English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing or Drama at grade B or C.|
|A level||A level: English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing or Drama at grade B or C.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 12 credits||Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of English units at Merit.|
|Extended Project||The University welcomes the Extended Project Qualification and this will be taken into account in offers (where presented by an applicant).|
The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education.
English language requirements
If you are an international student and English is not your first language, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.