Staffordshire University

English Literature and Creative Writing (with a foundation year) Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate

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English Literature and Creative Writing at Staffordshire University is a small and friendly department in which all staff and students know each other and are on first name terms. We pride ourselves on our exceptional levels of student support.

Our degree pathways in English, English and Creative Writing and Creative Writing give you the chance to combine the analytical precision of English with your own flair and passion for creating literature. Ezra Pound famously said that ‘literature is news that stays news’. He also implored his fellow poets to ‘make it new’. The English and Creative Writing degrees at Staffordshire University embrace both of these positions.

On our English pathway, you’ll pay close attention to the developments in literature, from Shakespeare to the experiments and innovation of 20th and 21st centuries. In Creative Writing you will focus on key compositional skills in a range of genres and knowledge of the publishing industry. The English and Creative Writing pathway gives you the chance to range across critical and creative practice. Flexible module choices and innovative critical-creative modules allow you to study across the pathways.

During your course, you’ll explore how writers have transformed the portrayal of the world, constantly remaking how we think about literature and even what literature is. You'll contextualise great works through critical and theoretical interpretations and discover your own approaches to writing by engaging with the finest prose, poetry, drama and screenwriting.

Across all of our pathways, you’ll be welcomed by a friendly team of experts who are publishing critics and authors. Our dedicated team are here to look after your future, consistently achieving 90% and above for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey and 100% for teaching and feedback.

On successful completion of study, you will gain a degree in: BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing (English Literature), BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing or BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing (Creative Writing).

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 QW39
Institution code S72
Campus name Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent
Campus code S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level AE 54-16 point scale from A*-E.
Other combinations possible.
A
DD
EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP 168-48 point scale. MMM equates to 96.
Grades under that can be considered alongside other L3 quals.
Access to HE Diploma Pass overall with 45 credits at Pass
Scottish Higher 33-15 point scale between A-D grades. 48 point equivalent is one B grade and one C grade.
AS AE 20-6 point scale from A-E. Can be used in conjunction with other qualifications at the Advanced Level or equivalent.
Extended Project A* - E 28-8 scale.
To be considered alongside other L3 quals
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Tarrif points from composite elements of IB.

Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H6, H6, H6, H6 Other combinations available.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* - P 28-8 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* - PP 112-32 point scale between D*D*-PP. Can be considered along with L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* - P 56-16 point scale. Can be considered along with other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP 168-48 point scale with DMM being 128 and over. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals if under PPP.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma D*D*, PP 84-24 point scale. Can be considered alonsige other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* - P 56-16 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D*, PP 84-24 point scale. Can be considered alonsige other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P 28-8 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* - PP 112-32 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P 56-16 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals to meet points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P 84-24 point scale. Can be considered alonsige other L3 quals to meet points.
Scottish Advanced Higher Offered in conjunction with Scottish Higher. One B grade is equivalent to 48 points.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,375 Year 1
EU £7,375 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £7,375 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,375 Year 1
Scotland £7,375 Year 1
Wales £7,375 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU Students: Fees are for the foundation year of the course and will increase to the University standard fee (currently £9,250) for each year of the course thereafter. International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study). For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/

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Stoke on Trent
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