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De Montfort University

Creative Writing and English Language

UCAS Code: QW38 Y
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Imaginative writing
Student score
90% HIGH
82% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
£18k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff points required from at least two A levels or equivalent, including a grade C in Creative Writing, English (Language or Literature).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

280 UCAS Tariff points required.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

You will normally need to acheive an overall profile of DMM in a relevant area.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

You will normally need to achieve an overall profile of D*D* in a relevant area.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

You will normally need to achieve an overall profile of DMM in a relevant area.

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

89%

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

Creative Writing at DMU is a joint honours course that explores the art of writing. You will experiment with poetry fiction, performance writing, radio, creative non-fiction, and new media. You will study in a vibrant and creative atmosphere, take part in innovative tasks to stimulate your creativity and become integrated into regional writing networks and benefit from placement opportunities. You will learn from staff who are published writers of poetry, novels (both literary and genre fiction), short stories, screenplays and audio-visual work. As Creative Writing thrives on dialogue with other subjects, you will study it alongside another subject, chosen because of the productive dialogue it establishes with your creative work. The joint honours option includes English Language which allows you to explore the breadth and depth of the highly specialised modules.

Modules

Creative writing Year 1: Exploring creative writing; writing identity. Year 2: Writing and context; writing place. Year 3: Professional writing skills; portfolio or specialism plus negotiated study. English language Year 1: Words in action (an introduction to grammar and linguistics); evolving language (an introduction to the histories of language). Year 2: Sociolinguistics; varieties and styles of language; teaching English language. Year 3: Language in the workplace; psycholinguistics; language, power and identity.

De Montfort University

Welcome to De Montfort University

The £136 million campus transformation at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve. DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine, and rated as No.1 for graduate employability, and in the top three for teaching excellence among UK universities, in a preliminary study by the Times Higher Education magazine.

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 98%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

94%

Feedback on work has been prompt

90%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Received sufficient advice and support

92%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
267 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

17%

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 90%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

86%

Feedback on work has been prompt

90%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
270 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

22%

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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