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Loughborough University

English with Creative Writing

UCAS Code: Q3W8

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)

Pass Access with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. To include 23 Level 3 Distinction grades.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL English

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma: Dist, Dist, plus A level English at grade B. Preferred subjects include: Performing Arts, Art & Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport & Exercise Science.

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

D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate: Dist plus AB in 2 A Levels to include English. Preferred subjects include: Performing Arts, Art & Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport & Exercise Science.

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

DDM

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM, plus A Level English at grade B. Preferred subjects include: Performing Arts, Art & Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport & Exercise Science.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB including English, plus Highers at majority B grades.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Creative writing

English studies

English is an inherently plural discipline, with some students choosing to focus on creative writing, some wishing to study literary history, and others wanting to study the English language.

Our English with Creative Writing BA (Hons) degree offers great flexibility through its mixture of optional and compulsory modules in creative writing, literary history and the study of language, allowing you to tailor the English with Creative Writing degree to suit your interests. Our academic staff are recognised for their expertise in areas such as contemporary poetry and theory, playwriting, culture and communication, and literature from the 16th century to the present day. Their knowledge of these subject areas and enthusiasm for their research and teaching make this a vibrant and supportive place for you to study, a place where you can learn the many different skills you will need, including transferable skills for your future employment.

The curriculum for our BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing degree offers you the freedom to tailor the course to your interests - covering creative writing, literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, providing a stimulating environment for your degree work. Students on our English with Creative Writing degree will have the opportunity to study all of the major genres of creative writing (drama, poetry and prose), and will be encouraged to reflect analytically and critically on their developing practice as writers. They will also be required to undertake a major piece of creative writing as part of their dissertation in their third year.

Modules

Our combination of core and optional modules will introduce you to all aspects of the subject and provide you with the skills you need for the rest of your degree studies. The texts you will study are from the Renaissance period to the twenty-first century, and you will read many different forms of literature, learn key theoretical approaches to the material, and develop your skills in close reading, oral communication and essay-writing.

In the second year, you will need to choose two core modules (one pre-1800 and one post-1800) and four optional modules.

Our core modules allow you to develop your understanding of the literature of different historical periods and to study a range of well-known and less familiar writings that will extend your knowledge and confidence in the subject. You will also develop your creative writing techniques and approaches in order to identify your strengths and interests. A choice of optional modules allows you to pursue areas of particular interest, and to deepen your understanding of the various social, cultural and political contexts of the texts you are studying.

In your third year you'll undertake an optional professional placement/study abroad.

In your final year you will take the core Dissertation module and choose four optional modules.
Our modules give you the freedom to specialise even further in your own areas of interest. The wide range of module choices are taught from our tutors’ research specialisms and present you with the most current knowledge and theories. This is an exciting opportunity to study the literary texts, themes and contexts that you are passionate about.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed solely through coursework, using various methods to encourage students to develop a broad set of skills and competencies.

Methods include: essays/reflective work, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work and peer assessments and dissertation. Exposure to a range of written and oral methods of communication builds effective and professional skill-sets for maximum employability.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

English and Drama

TEF rating:

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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.

79%
med
English studies

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.

English studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

84%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Design occupations
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.

English studies (non-specific)

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Design occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. 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 in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

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.

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£19k

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

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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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.

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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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