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Creative Writing in Contemporary Culture

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

104

A minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Cultural studies

Creative writing

You’ll be guided by practising writers and researchers, undertaking modules that encourage an interdisciplinary approach to understanding writing and contemporary culture. You’ll inform your own creative practice and develop strong communication and creative thinking skills by engaging with a diverse range of disciplines.

As part of your course, you'll:

- Receive a broad foundation in creative practice and cultural studies

- Develop your own creative practice by exploring poetry and the short story in more depth

- Start tailoring the course to suit your career aspirations through a range of option modules

- Complete a dissertation-length project

- Produce an anthology in collaboration with your fellow students, developing your entrepreneurial skills

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- Writers’ Workshop 1
- Contemporary Literary Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Writers’ Workshop 2
- The Public and the Past
- Poetry

Year 2 Core Modules:
- Writing Fictions
- Adaptation: Textual Afterlives
- Writing Poetry: Voice and Audience
- Theory into Practice

  • In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    - Creative Writing Project (40 credits)

  • In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Tuition fees

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

    Channel Islands
    £9,250
    per year
    England
    £9,250
    per year
    EU
    £9,250
    per year
    International
    £12,000
    per year
    Northern Ireland
    £9,250
    per year
    Scotland
    £9,250
    per year
    Wales
    £9,250
    per year

    The Uni


    Course location:

    City CampusC

    Department:

    Cultural Studies and Humanities

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    What students say


    How do students rate their degree experience?

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    Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

    89%
    UK students
    11%
    International students
    64%
    Male students
    36%
    Female students
    91%
    2:1 or above
    20%
    First year drop out rate

    Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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    Creative writing

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    Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

    96%
    UK students
    4%
    International students
    34%
    Male students
    66%
    Female students
    85%
    2:1 or above
    11%
    First year drop out rate

    Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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    After graduation


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    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.

    £18,000
    low
    Average annual salary
    97%
    med
    Employed or in further education
    53%
    med
    Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

    Top job areas of graduates

    38%
    Artistic, literary and media occupations
    16%
    Other elementary services occupations
    9%
    Design occupations

    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.

    £17,500
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    Average annual salary
    93%
    med
    Employed or in further education
    52%
    med
    Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

    Top job areas of graduates

    29%
    Sales assistants and retail cashiers
    11%
    Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
    10%
    Other elementary services occupations

    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.

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

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    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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