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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Imaginative writing
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
89% MED
Average graduate salary
£14.4k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

120 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including 40 points in either A level English language, English literature, English language and literature or creative writing. We accept AS levels. We accept general studies. Or 104 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including 40 points in either A level English language, English literature, English language and literature or creative writing. We accept general studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 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


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


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

This degree offers a deep creative and critical engagement with all of the major genres in creative forms of writing, enabling you to become a practised writer and sophisticated reader in a range of exciting texts. In your first year you develop your intellectual curiosity, your creativity and your unique voice, studying alongside fellow writers and students of literature and language, and playing a full part in the life of an academic community that includes • creative and critical literary practice • drama and performance • history • film studies • screenwriting. You discover and refine areas of creative, critical and reflective practice which you build throughout the rest of the course. In your second and third years, you supplement your core modules by selecting a range of options in creative writing and related areas of study. You may choose to further develop your skills and interests through study abroad, work-based projects, or by electing to study a modern foreign language. In your final year you specialise in the practice of one or more of your chosen genres in the creative writing major project. Here, you have one-to-one support with a supervisor who is an expert in your chosen field of writing. The major project provides an excellent springboard either to further study (for instance, on our postgraduate taught MA in Creative Writing), or to a career which will draw on your advanced creative, critical and transferable skills. How you learn You learn through • workshops • seminars • lectures • tutorials • screenings • master classes from authors and industry figures. You are assigned a tutor who acts as your academic adviser, giving you one-to-one guidance throughout the degree. Throughout you develop your ideas and voice through your own creative work. You form professional habits of drafting and reflection, learn to analyse texts and complementary art forms from the writer’s point of view, and apply the lessons learnt to your own work. We run a number of events where you can perform and publish your work, such as our regular open mic night 'Speak Easy' and magazine Ink. You also have the opportunity to supplement your study through excursions such as theatre nights out at Sheffield’s Lyceum or London’s Globe, or through involvement in Sheffield's annual Off the Shelf Festival of Words. Study abroad You have the chance to study overseas with one of our partner institutions, including Carnegie-Mellon University in the USA. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. Work experience and external projects There is also the opportunity to undertake work-based projects to gain professional experience and understand how your skills and knowledge can be applied in the workplace. You have the opportunity to complete a work-based project, gaining professional experience in areas such as literary editing, feature journalism or publicity and enhancing your employability. Project hosts and roles have included • Grimm & Co – literary arts community volunteer • National Trust, Clumber Park – regional volunteer magazine assistant • Red Velvet Baking Co – student’s own business development • Sheffield Hallam Marketing – project assistant • Eckington School – English curriculum support.


Our degree programmes are innovative and cutting-edge. In order to ensure that they remain so, we regularly review our delivery and modular offering. Typical modules may include: **Year one modues**- • introduction to screenwriting • story and image • epic transformations • writing prose and poetry • writing yourself: theory, practice and creativity • creative language awareness • modern foreign language **Year two modules**- • creative writing: poetry • creative writing: novel • writing from life • creative writing: short story • gothic house fictions • Shakespearean drama • adapting for the screen • children's literature • work based project • modern foreign language • language and specialist cultural studies ULS • exchange student project **Year three**- • creative writing major project • creative careers • in darkest England: fiction at work 1880-1915 • science fiction fantasy • writing and environment • literature in the twentieth century • experimental writing • work-based project • modern foreign languages

Sheffield Hallam University

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Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
54% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
278 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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% MED
Average graduate salary £14.4k LOW
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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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