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Creative Writing and English Language BA (Hons)

University of Westminster, London

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course combines the opportunity to improve your writing skills with the development of a thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure, history and usage of the English language. In addition to studying how the language works in its spoken and written forms, and the different kinds of English that exist today, the course provides structured support and guidance in the development of writing skills in various genres (the novel, the short story, poetry, drama, and non-fictional writing).Your knowledge and understanding of English will be enhanced by focusing on its aesthetic possibilities. The course will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.This particular combination is suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in any field that involves the highly skilled use of language, such as publishing or journalism, professional writing, or teaching. You could also go on to a career that includes teaching related to language or creative writing.Depending on whether the course is taken as a joint Honours or a major/ minor combination, the balance of the two subject areas varies, but in each year modules deepen your knowledge of the English language and its use, and develop your writing abilities.In Year 3 you will produce either a single substantial work (novel or play) or a portfolio of shorter work (short fiction or poetry).There is a strong focus on future career opportunities, with a programme of visiting speakers from relevant professional areas, and an opportunity to do an internship in Year 3. You will also have the opportunity to take a Westminster elective module from across the University in each year of study.The main mode of teaching is through seminars and workshops, but much of your learning is independent, conducted beyond the classroom (individually and in groups) in the library, at home, and via online learning.Assessment methods include essays, exams, creative exercises, presentations, blogs and portfolios.To study creative writing you should submit a portfolio of creative writing (maximum 10,000 words) of an individual or mixture of genres that you have written privately (not as part of a taught course). You may include poetry with prose works, but please do not submit solely poetry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,400per year

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 Westminster, London

  • University League Table

    111th

  • Campus address

    University of Westminster, London, 101 New Cavendish Street, LONDON, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, W1W 6XH, England

With students coming from 170 nations around the globe, Westminster is one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK.
Courses at Westminster aim to prepare students for industry and ensure that work experience and placement opportunities are accessible to all.
Westminster offers a wide range of scholarships, including a fully-funded postgraduate award, supporting students from over 50 countries across the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 106 5

    15th out of 53 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    105 51%

    72nd

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    92nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    77th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    129 76%

    11th

    35
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    38th

    18

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