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Creative and Critical Writing Postgraduate Certificate

University of Gloucestershire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    4 months

Course summary

Course outline

The PgCert in Creative and Critical Writing has been designed so that students can choose a path through the degree which focuses either on creative or literary critical writing, or a combination of both.

You will work with practising authors, poets, and playwrights, as well as leaders in the field of literary criticism, to develop your own distinctive voice. You will develop as a writer in the world, not only in the classroom, and will be advised on routes to publication. Modules with a more academic focus allow you to engage with literary theory and academic studies of influential writers’ work.

This highly successful PgCert in Creative and Critical Writing was one of the first in the UK to offer modules dedicated to the theory and practice of teaching creative writing, and the theoretical and practical analysis of the creative process. These options complement the creative and critical strands of the degree and offer you the chance to become a writer prepared for the modern professional arenas in which you may find yourself.

There are opportunities to attend The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival, the Cheltenham Poetry Festival where our students volunteer as event managers and stewards and there is usually a student showcase event, and Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts. There are monthly public open readings, and there is a vibrant cultural life in Cheltenham and the surrounding county.

Careers

Writer - many of our students have gone on to successfully publish in journal and book form
Editor - a number of our graduates now work in publishing and on journals in an editorial role
Teacher of creative writing - several of our students have gone on to teach, or have enhanced their own practice.
Community Arts Management – some of our students have gone on to run community arts organisations.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,900overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Exceptional one-to-one support, with Helpzones on every campus.
Wide array of scholarships and awards for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    97th out of 106 3

    45th out of 53 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    93 45%

    97th

    24
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    75th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    89th

    28
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    87 51%

    47th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    36th

    25

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