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Ysgrifennu Creadigol a’r Diwydiant Cyhoeddi BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This is an exciting course that will allow you to develop your creative skills and to get to know the diversity of the creative world in Wales and beyond.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • try your hand at a variety of different creative forms, from poetry to prose, to drama, and scripting
  • specialise in creative forms of your choice
  • be trained by lecturers who are also world-renowned poets and authors
  • understand the nature of the industry which will provide you with a variety of career paths, not only as published authors, but as professional people in the field of promoting and nurturing literature.

You’ll be able to develop your creative abilities and find your own voice as a writer. You’ll also develop transferable skills that will prepare you for a future in creative writing or editing, and you will have access to a variety of opportunities in those fields. Come to Aberystwyth University to start your creative adventure.

Why study the BA in Creative Writing and the Publishing Industry in Aberystwyth?

  • The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies will lead you into a creative world in a location like no other. On the west coast of Wales between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, you’ll be part of a friendly, outward-looking community.
  • All our academic staff are active researchers and specialists in their respective fields, including publishing literature, editing and proof reading, and creative translation.
  • You will benefit from the support of a Creative Writing lecturer who is a published poet and author.
  • The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University is the oldest department of its kind – a department that has connections with publishing houses and creative bodies and organisations across the country.
  • You’ll be able to choose another Celtic language as well as Welsh – Breton, Irish or Scottish Gaelic.
  • Public literature experiences will also play an important role in this degree and will provide a lively stage for the activities of the course, eg Kicking the Bar – a quarterly literary event at the Arts Centre, the yearly Noson Llên a Chân (Literature and Song NIght), and the literary magazine, Y Ddraig (The Dragon).
  • The Department has strong links with publishers and local literary bodies and is part of a wider creative community for that reason.
  • You’ll be able to undertake a relevant work placement, eg with an editor or an editorial service, a publishing house or independent publisher, or with Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru (Books Council of Wales) or Llenyddiaeth Cymru (Literature Wales).
  • You’ll be able to benefit from the close proximity of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (the National Library of Wales) and its excellent resources.
  • This course will be a solid foundation to a career in the creative writing and publishing industries.

Why study the BA in Creative Writing and the Publishing Industry in Aberystwyth?

  • The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies will lead you into a creative world in a location like no other. On the west coast of Wales between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, you’ll be part of a friendly, outward-looking community.
  • All our academic staff are active researchers and specialists in their respective fields, including publishing literature, editing and proof reading, and creative translation.
  • You will benefit from the support of a Creative Writing lecturer who is a published poet and author.
  • The Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University is the oldest department of its kind – a department that has connections.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 97 26

    11th out of 55 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    123 61%

    36th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%

    83rd

    46
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    5th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    129 76%

    10th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    16th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.47 89%

    2nd

    5

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