This dynamic English and Creative Writing degree combines intensive study of creative and professional writing with a range of complementary modules that explore English literature, English language, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Alongside developing your skills in writing fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and non-fiction, you’ll gain specialist skills in analysis and close reading. The development of these skills means you’ll be ready for the workplace when you graduate. There are also many opportunities to showcase your written work.
From the start, this course encourages you to read widely and experiment in a variety of ways in order to achieve a good standard of creative and professional writing. You will become confident in close reading. In your first year, you’ll study core creative writing modules that will introduce you to the practice of writing fiction, poetry, and for the media. You will study English literature modules, including Thinking with Texts, and can choose from a range of optional English literature and language modules that explore topics as diverse as women’s writing, poetry, the influence of communicative and sociolinguistic contexts, and the past, present and future of the English language. Optional modules in TESOL include lexis and phonology.
In year two, you’ll build on this foundation and start to choose areas of study in creative writing. Modules such as Non-Fiction, Writing for Children complement the work you will do in the Fiction and Poetry workshop. You can focus closely on the subjects within literature, language and TESOL you are most interested in, or you can continue to study a broad range of subjects. There are also options in literature, language, and TESOL if you wish. Literature modules examine the English Renaissance, the Nineteenth-Century, Modernism and the American Dream. Language, Power and Ideology continues to explore the way in which language works and in TESOL, you will begin to learn about the theory and practice of teaching English to students of other languages.
In your final year, you can focus on creative writing or continue to broaden your study in other areas of literature and language. You’ll also complete a dissertation in one of these subject areas. Year three modules deal with modern and contemporary literature, advanced topics in language and other advanced and specialised creative writing modules. As a TESOL student, you will plan, deliver and be assessed on your teaching practice and, if successful, gain an accredited certificate in TESOL.
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.
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.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 - 104 points||The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.|
|A level||BCC - CDD||To include English or submission of written work for those without English. The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact email@example.com|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM - MMP||To include English or submission of written work for those without English. The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits
|Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. To include English or submission of written work for those without English.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||A* - D||We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.|
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
Enquiries and Admissions Team
Thursday 15th August 2019 7.00am - 8.00pm Friday 16th August 2019 7.00am - 8.00pm Saturday 17th August 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday 18th August 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm All other weekdays 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday 26th August 2019 - Closed