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Staffordshire University

English and Creative Writing (with a foundation year)

UCAS Code: QW39

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,E

54-16 point scale from A*-E. Other combinations possible. A DD EEE

AS

A,E

20-6 point scale from A-E. Can be used in conjunction with other qualifications at the Advanced Level or equivalent.

Pass overall with 45 credits at Pass

Extended Project

A*-E

28-8 scale. To be considered alongside other L3 quals

Tarrif points from composite elements of IB. Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H5,H6,H6,H6,H6

Other combinations available.

OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate

D*-P

28-8 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*-PP

112-32 point scale between D*D*-PP. Can be considered along with L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D*-P

56-16 point scale. Can be considered along with other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

168-48 point scale with DMM being 128 and over. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals if under PPP.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

D*D*,PP

84-24 point scale. Can be considered alonsige other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D*-P

56-16 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

D*D*,PP

84-24 point scale. Can be considered alonsige other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

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

D*-P

28-8 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals.

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

D*D*-PP

112-32 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals

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

D*-P

56-16 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals to meet points.

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

PPP

168-48 point scale. MMM equates to 96. Grades under that can be considered alongside other L3 quals.

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

D*-P

84-24 point scale. Can be considered alonsige other L3 quals to meet points.

Offered in conjunction with Scottish Higher. One B grade is equivalent to 48 points.

33-15 point scale between A-D grades. 48 point equivalent is one B grade and one C grade.

UCAS Tariff

48

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Subjects

Creative writing

English literature

Our degree will give you the chance to combine the analytical precision of English with your own flair and passion for creating literature.

This course is ideal for those who want to develop a distinctive and creative voice within their prose.

Our course is led by published writers and visiting industry professionals who provide our students with a real insight into current work practices. We offer course trips to galleries in London, the RSC and theatres in Manchester. We also encourage our students to take part in creative writing events, open mic nights and many more literary activities taking place within the region. Above all, you will develop the analytic, interpretation and communication skills that are highly valued by today’s employers.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

Modules

Year 1 (Core) • Introduction to English Studies • Introduction to Creative Writing • Identity and Place • Writing for Success • Imagining America

Year 2 (Core) • Writing for Publication • Victorian Modernity

Tuition fees

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

England
£5,920
per year
EU
£5,920
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,920
per year
Scotland
£5,920
per year
Wales
£5,920
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent

Department:

Creative Arts and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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English studies

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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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Other elementary services 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

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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

£16k

£16k

£17k

£17k

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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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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