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University of Huddersfield

English Language with Creative Writing

UCAS Code: Q3WV

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

with at least a grade B in any form of English.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

which includes an English component.

128 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include an English component.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

128

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including grade B in any form of English A level.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Creative writing

English studies

Do you have a passion for language? Do you enjoy expressing yourself in words? If youre looking to take your talent further, then well give you the chance to see what you could achieve. On the course youll be taught by tutors who are actively involved in writing and getting their work published. Theyre passionate about their subject, and will focus on giving you the opportunity to explore your own talents. Youll be encouraged to develop your writing across a whole range of creative media, including theatre, film, television and radio as well as fiction and poetry.In your first year well look at both English language and creative writing. Then once the year is over youll be able to choose how you want to specialise for the next two years of your degree. Your learning will extend beyond the classroom, as well also get you out in the field to visit key locations. You could visit the nearby Bronte Parsonage in Haworth, or go to the British Library. Every year students also have the chance to attend events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival. In your second year, youll also have the opportunity to take a placement for five weeks, as part of the Language in the Workplace module. Youll have the chance to see how the language skills youve learnt on the course can be applied in the working environment. Recent graduates have taken placements at Pen and Sword Books, Quest Media, Maiden-voyage.com, M-Four Translation (Manchester City Council) and primary and secondary schools. The ERASMUS+ exchange scheme also offers a short-term opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities, including institutions in Ghent, Paris, Malaga, the USA and Hanover. Youll join classes and receive credits towards your degree at the same time.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics; Approaches to Language Study; Introduction to Stylistics; Writing and Thinking Creatively; The ABC of Creative Writing. Option modules choose one from a list which may include - Introduction to Intercultural Communication; Introduction to Contrastive Linguistics; History of English. Year 2 Core modules: Sociolinguistics; Language in the Workplace; Writing Beyond the Page. Option modules choose two from a list which may include - Communication across Cultures; Conversation Analysis; Stylistics; Corpus Linguistics; Pragmatics; Field Linguistics; Phonetics and Phonology; Syntax.
Plus, choose one from a list which may include: Writing Short Stories; The Art of Poetry. Year 3 (optional placement year) The course also offers an optional one-year (40 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad. This will give you the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, insight into your chosen career and open up your graduate employment prospects. Final year Core modules: Dissertation In English Language and Linguistics; Creative Writing Project. Option modules choose two from a list which may include - Relations Across Cultures; Translation in Practice; Audiovisual Translation; Language of Humour; Multilingualism; Language and Power; Child Language Acquisition; Face and Politeness; Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics. Plus, choose one from a list which may include: Experiments in Narrative; Liberating Poetic Chaos. At any year of study, one module outside the named degree programme, but offered within the School of Music, Humanities and Media, may be taken as an alternative to any of the option modules listed above where feasible and subject to timetabling restrictions and the approval of your Course Leader.

Assessment methods

Includes essays, textual analyses, formal examinations and group presentation.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of History English Languages & Media

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.

78%
low
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
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
10%
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
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

83%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
10%
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.

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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 (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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

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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