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Creative and Professional Writing (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Offering a thorough grounding in the art, craft and processes of writing, this course equips you with vital skills which will set you apart – whether you aspire to work in publishing, editing, new digital media or the broader creative and literary industries.**TWO SUBJECTS, ONE DEGREE:** A Joint Honours degree adds variety and interest to your studies. Studying Creative and Professional Writing Joint Honours helps you to keep your career options open and marks you out as a versatile graduate with a broad portfolio of skills. You can combine Creative and Professional Joint Honours with a wide range of subjects at Derby – the full list can be found in the subject options below. **Please ensure you add the second subject you wish to combine with Creative and Professional Writing in the further details section when adding your choice in apply.**- ‌Compile an impressive portfolio of creative and professional writing to present to prospective employers - Develop your work for commercial sale through our partnership project with international publisher ROMAN Books- Gain valuable insights into the writing profession through mentoring, internships, work-based projects and our vibrant programme of guest lectures by leading writers- Seize the chance to get your talent noticed in the industry: our students regularly win awards for their work- Be inspired by our teaching team of experienced and internationally respected writers- Spend part of your second year studying at one of our partner universities in America- Broaden your skills and knowledge by combining Creative & Professional Writing with another subject, opening up an even wider range of career paths.This course gives you a broad appreciation of the art, craft and processes of writing, drawing on the work of influential writers. You'll also study key themes in contemporary writing - representation, narratives and responsibility - which deepen your knowledge of writing, both critically and creatively. **A head start in your career**Employers across all sectors always need people who can write and communicate well. Many of the skills you'll develop on this course - writing, editing, group work and presentations – are essential in today's job market.This course offers exciting opportunities such as professional mentoring and internships with independent publishers, literature festival planners and events organisers. By the end of your studies, you will have a portfolio of professionally developed and presented work to show to a potential employer.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112 - 128

For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer. We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 123 7

    22nd out of 53 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    110 51%

    89th

    26
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    47th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    39th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    105 62%

    38th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    26th

    13

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