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English and Creative Writing

Entry requirements


A level

C

104 including a grade C

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:39

102 points, other grade combinations accepted

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Scottish Advanced Higher

D

104 points including a grade D

UCAS Tariff

104

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

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subjects

English literature

Creative writing

“Every writer is first a reader, and what we read matters.” – Sarah Ahmed

Reading is a radical act which has the power to transform our thoughts, ideas and behaviours. Writing presses further, empowering us to investigate, experiment and articulate what really matters. Doing both can benefit the world.

Our BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing degree will help you find and develop your voice as both a writer and a critic. The great authors you study will inspire and influence your writing. Meanwhile, developing your own creative work will lead to new insights into technique which, in turn, will sharpen your analysis of literary texts. In seminars you will be invited to consider the ways in which literature and writing is alive, engaging with contemporary issues like gender inequality, decolonisation, climate change and more.

It’s not just about close reading and writing craft at Cardiff Met - you’ll also learn vital professional skills. During your degree, you’ll have the chance to compete in our poetry SLAM competitions; read your work at open mic nights; meet published writers and creative practitioners; volunteer at local literary events and festivals; submit your work to our student-led anthology; and much more.

A passion for literature and creative writing can lead to exciting careers in publishing, editing, teaching, law, public relations, civil service, arts management and countless other fields. Through your modules, projects and extracurricular activities, you’ll leave with a portfolio of work that demonstrates your finely-honed skills and abilities. Like so many of our graduates, you will leave Cardiff Met ready for a career in the creative industries and beyond.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£13,000
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Cardiff Met - Cyncoed

Cyncoed Campus

Department:

Cardiff School of Education

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

63%
Library resources
50%
IT resources
56%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
29%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Creative writing

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
24%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,600
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Other administrative occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,600
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Other administrative occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

The jobs market for this subject - which includes creative writing and scriptwriting courses - is not currently one of the strongest, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side. But nevertheless, most graduates get jobs quickly. Graduates often go into careers as authors and writers and are also found in other roles where the ability to write well is prized, such as journalism, translation, teaching and advertising and in web content. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers', having several part-time jobs or commissions at once - although graduates from this subject were a little more likely than many other creative arts graduates to be in conventional full time permanent contracts, so that might be worth bearing in mind.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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