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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Social and Cultural History and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: SWFY

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

MP

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

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Creative writing

History

This degree is for anyone who wishes to combine the practical mechanics of writing with a solid underpinning of historical knowledge and context.
The programme will:
• give you awareness of publishing requirements and market need so you’ll know how the literary industry works and what’s needed to satisfy editors
• The Foundation Year in Humanities will introduce students to a diverse range of themes and activities from the disciplines of History, English Literature, Creative Writing, Theatre and Media
You will:
• learn how to write poetry, prose and for radio and screen for both children and adults
• be able to perfect your writing skills alongside the investigative skills of a historian, studying diverse topics from a wide range of historical periods, developing key skills such as research, analysis and communication
• benefit from a completely supportive study environment with a team of lecturers who have close links to the writing world.

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

MODULES

• Introduction to Humanities (Part 1) - In this module, you will study some of the major methods and approaches which underpin Humanities-based study.
• Introduction to Humanities (Part 2) - This module will further develop your knowledge and application of relevant Humanities-based approaches, and encourage a deeper understanding of the connections between subjects.
• Media Culture - This module introduces students to a wide range of media texts and resources and encourages debates about the changing face of media culture.
• Personal Project - This module encourages students to use the skills and knowledge they have acquired on the course to produce a project which best suits their interests and future direction of study.
• The skills you need- Develop an appropriate grounding in key academic, personal and professional skills required for successful study at higher education level and progression through Honours degree programmes and subsequent employment and/or further study. (This module can also be delivered in Welsh)
• Contextual Studies - This module aims to introduce you to a variety of contemporary issues. It will enable you to relate to your area of interest with the issues presented and instigate healthy discussion and reflective practice amongst your subject groups.

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

Year 2 introduces students to a range of writing skills and genres. In addition, the history element encourages students to differentiate between fact and fiction.

MODULES

HISTORY

• Introducing Historical research
• The Roman Empire
• Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
• Crime and Popular Culture in Victorian Britain
• National Identity in Europe 1860-1945

CREATIVE WRITING

• Introduction to Creative Writing
• Introduction to Writing for Children

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

Year 3 builds upon the investigate skills of the historian and the writer’s imaginative reconstruction of time and place.

MODULES

HISTORY

• The British in America, 1607-1783
• Life in Tudor England and Wales
• The Georgian Age
• Culture and Belief in Renaissance Europe
• Research Methods in Humanities
• History in the Workplace

CREATIVE WRITING

• Writing Historical Fiction
• Creative Writing for Adults
• Writing Crime Fiction and Thrillers

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

Year 4 consolidates previous study and encourages advanced analysis of historical fact and fiction.

MODULES

HISTORY

• Rise of a New Society
• Nineteenth Century Wales
• Revolution and Readjustment in England and Wales 1625-1690
• American Frontiers in the Nineteenth Century
• Dissertation

CREATIVE WRITING

• Writing for Children: Extended Practice
• Extended Project

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Our History and Creative Writing Degree employs a wide range of assessment methods, which include:

• Essays
• Exams
• Oral Presentations
• Reflective Journals
• Portfolios


Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Formal scheduled contact time is 12 hours per week - although this can vary depending on the nature of the modules undertaken (for example the work placement module in year two places more emphasis on workplace attendance).

Lectures are delivered by highly qualified staff who employ a range of electronic and hard-copy sources to inform sessions and encourage participation.

Field trips are staff-led and, for non-local visits, transport is provided.

In addition, staff are available outside scheduled teaching hours to discuss any problems or issues students may have. Our students are able to benefit from the Disability support and general learning support offered on-site.

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
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of the Creative Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


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.

Creative writing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A*
C

History

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After graduation


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Creative writing

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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
21%
Design occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

History

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.

91%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
10%
Other administrative occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Creative writing

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

£13k

£13k

£12k

£12k

£15k

£15k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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