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University of Central Lancashire

English Literature and Creative Writing

UCAS Code: Q3W8

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

Entry requirements


104 UCAS points at A2. English or related subject required.

106 UCAS points. English or related subject required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including English or related subject.

104 UCAS points. English or related subject required.

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

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English or related subject required.

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

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English or related subject required.

104 UCAS points. English or related subject required.

104 UCAS points. English or related subject required.

UCAS Tariff

104

English or related subject required.

100%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Creative writing

English literature

Do you want to develop your creative writing skills and learn about the different styles of writing already out there? The study of Creative Writing and English Literature and will give you the opportunity to practise across a wide variety of texts, from poetry and drama to fiction and creative non-fiction. You’ll study the development of ‘English’ as a multicultural literary landscape, as well as key theories that explore the impact of race, gender, class, national identity and ethnicity on the production and reading of literary texts. By the end of your studies, you’ll have learned the skills required for writing as a professional practice.

You can pursue a range of careers in writing and related fields, such as travel writing, play and script writing. You’ll also be well equipped for entry into graduate professions in local government and public services, such as the police force and the army as well as graduate entry schemes in marketing and the media; publishing; public relations and advertising.

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory modules; Reading Texts: Literary Theory, Introduction to Renaissance Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Writing Identities, Plus two options from our English Language, American Literature or English Literature modules or an Elective in another subject in our School (e.g. one of the thirteen different languages we teach).

Year 2: Compulsory Modules; Live Literature Project, A World of Difference: Literature and Globalisation, Either Restoration to Revolution: Literary Culture 1660-1789 OR Romantics to Decadents: Literary Culture 1789-1900, Exploring Genre, Writing Adaptations, Plus a module from the list below: Optional modules; Reading and Writing Fairy Tales, The Graphic Novel, Reading and Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, CSI: Literature, Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults

Year 3: Compulsory modules; Advanced Creative Writing Workshop, The Shock of the New: Modern and Contemporary Literature, Dissertation in English Literature OR Dissertation in Creative Writing, Plus two modules from the list below: Optional modules, Life-writing and Autobiography, Otherworlds: Reading and Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, American Texts, Black Atlantic Writing, British Children’s Literature, Literature and Film

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Humanities and the Social Sciences

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.

74%
med
Creative writing

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

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

62%
Library resources
59%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
A

English studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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
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Average annual salary
96%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
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
94%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
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.

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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.

English literature

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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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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