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 read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

Overview

Overview

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, and allows you to develop your authorial 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 a choice of options
  • To present a wide range of texts from many periods and cultures, thereby encouraging you to engage with diversity
  • To enable you to undertake research and develop the skills to critically evaluate texts and contexts.

What you'll study

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Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Portfolios of creative writing
  • Course journals
  • Research projects
  • Annotated bibliographies.

Careers

Your career and further study options are wide ranging. You may consider careers in research, journalism, publishing, the media, arts administration or in central or local government. You might even become a professional writer. Postgraduate programmes are available at the University of Greenwich if you wish to continue your study and practice, or if you're considering roles in teaching or social work.

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Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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