B.A. Creative Writing

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • 11200
    Tuition (Year)
    9000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
London,
This Creative Writing programme from the University of Greenwich 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.

Description

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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.
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.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Started in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.

Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP11200 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP9000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Credits 360
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 72 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Writing for Stage and Screen (30 credits)
  • Writing Poetry and Prose (30 credits)
  • Writing for the Media (30 credits)

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

  • Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
  • Literary Forms of Representation (30 credits)
  • English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
  • English For Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Year 2

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

  • Advanced Poetry Writing (30 credits)
  • Playwriting (30 credits)
  • Short Story Writing (30 credits)
  • Writing for the Screen (30 credits)
  • Writing Journalism for the Digital Age (30 credits)

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

  • Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
  • Advanced Poetry Writing (30 credits)
  • Playwriting (30 credits)
  • Short Story Writing (30 credits)
  • Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)
  • Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)
  • Writing for the Screen (30 credits)
  • International Bestsellers (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
  • Writing Journalism for the Digital Age (30 credits)
  • Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese)(30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Creative Project (LLT) (30 credits)

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

  • Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
  • Novel Writing (30 credits)
  • English in World Literatures (30 credits)
  • Screen/Writing (30 credits)
  • Literature and Publishing Since 1820 (30 credits)
  • English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
  • English For Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
  • Work Placement (LTT) Level 6 (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
  • Digital Journalism in Practice (30 credits)
  • Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese)(30 credits)
  • Love, Tragedy and Cruelty: The Philosophy of Drama and Literature (30 credits)
  • Contemporary Publishing (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

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

  • Novel Writing (30 credits)
  • Screen/Writing (30 credits)
  • Digital Journalism in Practice (30 credits)
  • Contemporary Publishing (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
550

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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 Maths 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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed 13 years of formal education with recognized qualifications. International students should consider taking a Pre-Bachelor to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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