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Creative Writing/ Public Relations and Media BA (Hons)

Canterbury Christ Church University

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UCAS CODE: PR03

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

We put employability right at the heart of this degree. All our tutors have recent industry experience.

They’ll teach you the essential skills for good writing: control of language, precision, imagination and a deep understanding of the context in which you write.

During the course you’ll dive into creative forms such as fiction, poetry, drama and game narratives. You’ll gain in confidence as you explore the wide range of job options open to professionally trained writers.

Learn how to identify a target audience, prepare effective messages and select the right media channels as you develop your talent for communications.

Explore the world of social media and learn how to use your creative and digital skills to influence audiences on behalf of your clients.

Why Study Creative and Professional Writing?

If you love words and want to work with them, this is the course for you. We will help you to develop your own creative practice and distinctive voice, and in addition you will study commercial writing – in newspapers and magazines, broadcast media, and business copywriting. You'll also learn about marketing techniques, so that you can present your best face to employers and the publishing industry.

Why Study Public Relations and Media?

If you are planning a professional career in the fields of public relations, media or marketing then look no further. On this professionally-accredited course you'll get to grips with all three areas, studying theories and practices that will develop your practical, creative and technical skills, so you become a work-ready graduate.

Your future career

The course aims to develop a range of skills that will prepare students for employment as writers in a variety of roles: journalism, advertising, publishing, and marketing. However, the Creative and Professional Writing degree also opens up opportunities to work in a variety of administrative or managerial settings, as well as in public sector roles such as teaching. For entrepreneurial students, we teach essential skills for working freelance or running a small business. This course also provides a great foundation for further study towards a professional qualification, for example in journalism, business or marketing.

Your future career

The course aims to develop a range of skills that will prepare students for employment as writers in a variety of roles: journalism, advertising, publishing, and marketing. However, the Creative and Professional Writing degree also opens up opportunities to work in a variety of administrative or managerial settings, as well as in public sector roles such as teaching. For entrepreneurial students, we teach essential skills for working freelance or running a small business. This course also provides a great foundation for further study towards a professional qualification, for example in journalism, business or marketing.

Successful graduates are equipped to enter a range of roles across the creative industries sector.

There are a wide range of jobs in PR, social media, marketing, digital marketing, press and publicity, event management, corporate communication, research and customer insight, media planning and customer service in addition to wider graduate roles in retail, education, the civil service, public and voluntary sectors. Increasingly graduates opt to apply their entrepreneurial skills and develop their own businesses.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 88 - 112

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University information

Canterbury Christ Church University

  • University League Table

    125th

  • Campus address

    Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 97 1

    48th out of 53 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    100 50%

    88th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    42nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    35th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    100 59%

    43rd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40 40%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    40th

    1

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