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Creative Writing, BA Hons

This creative writing degree uses the study of great writing from different periods and cultures to help you grow as a writer.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Develop your fundamental writing skills in a range of disciplines, while specialising through a choice of options
  • Engage with a wide range of texts from many periods and cultures
  • Expand the scope and depth of your writing across a variety of formats while incorporating courses from other subjects
  • Enables you to undertake research and develop the skills to critically evaluate texts and contexts
  • Study and create writing across a variety of genres and media, professional writing, and writing for performances.

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

W801 G BA/Cwrite

Department

Literature, Language & Theatre

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

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 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.

Aims

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.

Assessment

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.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

  • 104 UCAS points
  • GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We also accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

General studies is not normally accepted.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • Candidates may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional 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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