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Creative Writing and Drama (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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UCAS CODE: SE55

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Creative Writing is taught through a mixture of workshops, lectures, presentations and tutorials. Workshops offer you the opportunity to read and discuss each other's work in a supportive, informal and informative atmosphere. Lectures are used to introduce techniques and themes in detail. Tutorials provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work with your tutor on a one-to-one basis. We believe that for you to achieve your maximum potential you have to take yourself and your writing seriously, and that the best way to do this is to develop a professional approach. Therefore, wherever appropriate, our modules run to industry standards and adopt industry practices. As you move through the English programme you yourself and your work as far as you can, engaging with the world outside the University. Final-year students have (among many other things) promoted a European Fussball championship; run poetry readings; edited and produced student publications and worked on live projects for the Bath Literature Festival.**Combined Honour Awards**At Bath Spa University many of our undergraduate programmes can be combined, so you don’t have to limit yourself to one subject. If you choose to study a combined award then in Year One you’ll start by studying both subjects in equal depth, then from Year Two, you can choose whether to continue with an equally joint course or a Major/Minor route.**More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : CCC - BCC

A Level Grades BCC-CCC accepted with a minimum of Grade C in English and Drama or related subjects. Applicants without A Level English will be considered but will be required to submit a piece of your own creative writing as part of the selection process.

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 103 21

    39th out of 55 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    116 61%

    73rd

    29
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    75th

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    30th

    43
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    101 59%

    45th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    9th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    50th

    2

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