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Brunel University London

English with Creative Writing

UCAS Code: Q3W8
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

74%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Imaginative writing
Student score
88% HIGH
87% MED
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.2k HIGH
£18k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Grade B in A level English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Literature in English or Creative Writing.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

English at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

Distinction Distinction Distinction in a related subject, plus Grade B in English.

International Baccalaureate
30

Higher Level English 5

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

74%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Join English and Creative Writing at Brunel and youâ??ll immediately become part of our community of writers and like-minded people who believe in the power and freedom of imaginative writing. Itâ??s a great environment in which to find your place in the world of words. Our BA is much more than a chronological or historical study of English Literature. Right from the start youâ??ll be introduced to a whole range of critical perspectives, approaches and contexts which will give you the tools to interrogate your reading. Ours is an exciting, dynamic, wide-ranging course, with plenty of flexibility allowing you to follow your own individual tastes and literary passions. By combining English with Creative Writing you can really tailor your studies. Our lecturers are some of the most talented and original wordsmiths working today having published over 100 books, produced countless scripts for TV, radio and film and won umpteen awards. Thatâ??s why theyâ??re committed to teaching you the craft of creative writing in a supportive, dedicated, structured and motivating environment that will nurture your work and help you develop as a writer.

Modules

Level 1 core: Introduction to writing fiction; thinking about literature; approaches to poetry and prose, or dramatic text; introduction to writing drama; academic practice; studying the arts; English in evolution. Level 2 Core: Introduction to writing poetry; writing the short story; writing journalism; writing the journey. Options: (Choose Three) Introduction to writing poetry; writing the short story; writing journalism; writing the journey. Level 3 Core: Special project in creative writing or English; creative writing and the creative industries.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
325 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.2k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are media professionals

16%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

98%

Feedback on work has been helpful

93%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

93%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
365 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £18k HIGH
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

8%

Graduates who are media professionals

8%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject - which includes creative writing and scriptwriting courses - so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side. This should get better as the economy improves. 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 and advertising. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' - having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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