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Creative Writing (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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UCAS CODE: W803

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

We are a community of award-winning novelists, poets and playwrights. Creative Writing at Essex has a great tradition of nurturing writers and thinkers. From past giants such as Robert Lowell, Ted Berrigan and Ben Okri who have shaped literature as we know it, to prize-winning contemporary writers such as Professors Derek Walcott and Marina Warner, Essex has always attracted people who are at the heart of defining and redefining literature. We teach a unique approach which deepens your knowledge of literary tradition across a variety of modes and genres to develop your practical skills of expression and invention. Our modules lead you into varied modes of writing through planned readings and writing exercises, expanding your techniques as well as critical judgement of your own work. This four-year version of our degree allows you to spend the third year on a placement, while otherwise remaining identical to the three-year course.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,850per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 53 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    111 65%

    30th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    18th

    33

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