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University Centre Peterborough

BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

UCAS Code: Q310

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

88

88 UCAS points with at least one qualification in a related subject: • A-levels CCD or AB • BTEC MMM • Cambridge Technicals MMM • Access to HE 45 credits Students who do not have the above qualifications can contact our admissions team on 01733 214466 or email admissions@ucp.ac.uk to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. You must have GCSEs English language and mathematics at a minimum of grade C or grade 4. If English is not your first language you will require an IELTS score of 6.5 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill) or an equivalent English Language qualification.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Are you creative with words? Do you write poetry or fiction? Do you want to develop and hone your talent as a creative writer? If so, our BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing degree might be the course just for you.
In your first year, you will be introduced to the key skills that have traditionally underpinned creating writing (such as creative practices, critical writing, narrative and characterization as well as studying the literary course.
In your second year, you will build on this knowledge basis with a set of modules that work across genres and draw on a range of competencies, as well as introducing them to the work of a creative practitioner.
In your final year, you will become more commercially aware, with employability a consistent factor. The focus therefore moves from introducing key concepts and skills to applying knowledge, know-how and career-focused ambitions through modules such as Publishing in Practice and Working in English, Film and Media.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Modules

You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Further information about each module is available on ucp.ac.uk/engcr YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) • Writing Matters: Academic and Professional Skills (15 credits) • Introduction to Creative Writing 1: Writing Prose (15 credits) • Dead Heroes Society: Tragedy (15 credits) • Contexts and Canons: Murakami to Blake (15 credits) • Approaching Criticism (15 credits) • Contexts and Canons: Equiano to Chaucer (15 credits) • Introduction to Creative Writing 2: Writing Poetry (15 credits) • 20th Century Practitioners (15 credits) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) • Shortcuts: Writing Short Fiction (15 credits) • Writing WW1: Memory and Forgetting (15 credits) • The Image: Exploring Visual Literacy in Media, Culture and Literature (15 credits) • Stranger on the Shore: Placing the Postcolonial (15 credits) • Preparing for Employment: Research and Employability (15 credits) • Shakespeare Unstuck (15 credits) • Writing for Newspapers and Magazines (15 credits) • Vampires, Virgins and Villains: Reading the Gothic (15 credits) YEAR 3 / FINAL YEAR (LEVEL 6) • Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits) • Decade: The Literature of the 1950s (15 credits) • Publishing in Practice (15 credits) • Adaptations: Crossing the Genre (15 credits) • Working in English, Film and Media (15 credits) • Neverland to Wonderland: Explorations in Children’s Literature (15 credits) • Reading the Now: Contemporary Literature (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods. Level 4: 80% Coursework, 20% Written Exams. Level 5: 80% Coursework, 20% Written Exams. Level 6: 70% Coursework, 20% Written Exams, 10% Placement.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

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