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- Full-time | Newman University | 3 Years | SEP-20
- Part-time | Newman University | 4.5 Years | SEP-20
The BA (Hons) degree in English and Creative Writing allows you to pursue your passion for reading and interpreting literature while also exploring the art of creative writing practice itself. This holistic approach to literature looks at the literary process from both perspectives, the reader and the writer, enabling you to gain a deep understanding of the dialogue between creative practitioners and their audiences. This is the perfect course for those who want to hone the craft of writing and produce their own work, while also developing the skills of interpretation peculiar to the art of the literary critic. The department has strong links with regional literary organisations and several Creative Writing sessions are led by professional writers. The course is taught by a team of experienced and enthusiastic tutors whose expertise and research interests encompass the fields of literature, linguistics, and creative writing. The friendliness and approachability of staff and the quality of feedback and support are frequently highlighted in student evaluations. Assessment is largely through coursework and takes a variety of forms, including portfolios, presentations, journals and essays. There are some timed activities and short exams. Coursework assignments allow you to focus on areas that are of particular interest to you. The study of English and Creative Writing develops not only written skills but also critical and creative faculties, which are all highly valued by employers in a range of work situations. Typical careers for graduates include public relations, writing, arts administration and media careers such as journalism, and professions such as law, teaching and management.
- UCAS Tariff
- Access to HE Diploma
Grades / Points
You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
Newman University is a welcoming and distinctive university with a strong sense of community, including links and partnerships with local businesses, employers and schools. The university is set in a quiet residential area only a few miles from Birmingham city centre, creating a tranquil and focused learning environment. Students are challenged and supported to engage with theories, discuss ideas with tutors, and become independent learners and creative thinkers able to make a difference in the world.