Creative Writing, BA Hons

Creative Writing, BA Hons

This programme allows you to expand the scope and depth of your writing across a variety of formats while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways.

The programme gives you the opportunity to explore a variety of writing in different forms and genres including fiction, poetry, performance writing, playwriting, and screenwriting. Assessment consists of portfolios of work produced each term, alongside journals and reflective essays, during which you will reflect on and analyse the development of your writing process.

The programme equips you with the skills to work in a variety of textual forms, both producing and analysing text. It develops the essential skills of communication, independent research, self-discipline and teamwork valued by employers in a wide range of areas, while allowing you to develop your writing voice and pursue your interest in writing.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop your fundamental writing skills in a range of disciplines, while allowing specialisation through choice of options
  • To present a wide range of texts from many periods and cultures, thereby encouraging you to engage with issues of diversity
  • To enable you to undertake research and develop the skills to critically evaluate texts and contexts.

UCAS code

W801 G BA/CWrite

Department

Literature, Language & Theatre

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

OF WHICH 240 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathemtaics at grade C or above.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

* Entry requirements are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm detailed requirements before making your application.

Assessment

Students are assessed through portfolios of creative writing, course journals, research projects and annotated bibliographies.

Career options

Graduates can find careers in research, teaching, journalism, publishing, the media or arts administration, central or local government, retail or social work. Some students may find employment as professional writers. Students may also wish to continue their study and practice of writing through postgraduate programmes. Those wishing to become teachers would be expected to gain a postgraduate qualification.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 90 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

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English and Creative Writing

Study one of our English or creative writing programmes and explore the written word in all its forms, from drama and visual arts to fiction and poetry.

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