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Creative and Professional Writing BA (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BA Creative & Professional Writing will train you as a creative writer in the broadest sense of the word, concentrating on both your personal development as a writer—but also your ability to use creative writing in a career of your choice. Creative writing is a surprisingly versatile subject that is in demand in the twenty-first-century workplace. This degree offers you a thorough grounding in the main forms of creative written expression but also teaches you the skills you’ll need as an industry-ready graduate, ready to contribute to the creative and cultural economy. As well as nurturing your passions and experiences as a writer, you will emerge with a distinctive profile including:• Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills• An ability to write across genres and in a variety of media• Core skills of drafting, editing, proofreading• An up-to-date knowledge of the market for different forms of creative writing, broadly conceived• Experience of industry links and externally facing work• An effective and appropriate professional presence both in person and onlineThe degree has three key strands: deep understanding of the craft of writing; writing as a professional activity; independent project work.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 122 1

    17th out of 55 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    121 57%

    60th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    73rd

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    72nd

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    110 65%

    32nd

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    11th

    1

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