University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Creative Writing and History University of Wales Trinity Saint David Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

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FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE HISTORY AND CREATIVE WRITING:

• Chance to study a broad sweep of history, all the way back to antiquity through to the Middle Ages and right up to the present day.

• Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise, such as the cultural history of cities, commemoration of war, 1980s Britain, history-writing and memory in the Middle Ages, and Cistercian monasteries.

• Academically and creatively challenging: we aim to nurture your creative talent across a range of different forms - including short stories, screenplays, poetry, drama and novels.

• We give you the opportunity to develop an understanding of the world of publishers focusing on your research and editing skills and exploring key aspects of publication.

• You will attend small-group classes with a focus on discussion and learning activities to encourage the self-development and critical reflection accepted as key to the development of personal and professional capacities.

Course details

Modules

This degree combines the academic study of History and Creative Writing.

The History programme at UWTSD allows students to explore many different political, social, economic, military and cultural aspects of history. It combines a study of change over time in broad sweeping survey modules introducing key aspects of the medieval and modern world, with more focused modules on topics such as Norman society and Crusades, the First World War and 1980s Britain.

In Creative Writing, alongside the form and genre options, you will take modules in research and archiving, following which you will create a major piece of work, which may lead to publication. Throughout your three years you will have regular contact with, and support from, a range of different writers.

Workshop sessions will be held within which you will be encouraged to discuss your work with your community of fellow writers. Your tutor will support you in preparing your work for publication and advise on places to approach. Alongside one-to-one tuition, you will also take modules on different aspects of the writing industry, including sessions on reviewing, editing and writing to brief.
There is a strong sense of community among students and staff, and the ratio of staff to students is such that students can access their lecturers when needed. The small classes are always friendly and never intimidating, allowing staff to know their students on a first-name basis.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, creative portfolios, time tests, seen and unseen exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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 code HCW1
Institution code T80
Campus name Lampeter Campus
Campus code L

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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Carmarthen
SA31 3EP


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