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Creative Writing and English Literature (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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UCAS CODE: SE57

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Contemporary creative writing is diverse. It’s digital and on the page; social and singular. Our comprehensive programme includes prose fiction, YA, flash fiction, poetry, scriptwriting for live performance and screen, life writing and memoir. In fact, whatever you want to write, you’ll find an opportunity to explore it with us. We have modules on graphic novels and comics alongside modules in live literature, creative enterprise and professional practice to support your career development. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate on creative projects with other students both within and outside Creative Writing. You’ll be able to work on magazines, local literary festivals and podcasts, while collaborating with fellow students through our creative writing, publishing and journalism student-run societies.

This optional placement year provides you with the opportunity to identify, apply for and secure professional experience, normally comprising one to three placements over a minimum of nine months. Successful completion of this module will demonstrate your ability to secure and sustain graduate-level employment.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on 100% coursework (no exams). Most modules will require you to submit a portfolio of creative writing along with a reflective or contextual essay in which you describe what you have learned in class, what you have learned from the set texts and working on your own writing.

How will I be taught?

Creative Writing at Bath Spa University 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.

Careers

Current graduate careers include:

  • Novelist
  • Science magazine editor
  • Children’s author
  • Playwright
  • Digital Marketing Executive
  • Social media writer
  • Commercial copywriter for brands or charities
  • Regional editor for an online magazine
  • University lecturer
  • Editor (Random House)
  • Poet.

Application deadline

15 January

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Entry requirements

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A level : CCC - BCC

A Level Grades BCC-CCC accepted with a minimum of Grade C in English or related subject. 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

    78th out of 100 4

    39th out of 55 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    104 51%

    71st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    55th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    76th

    15
  • 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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