• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Every industry supports the writing of internal and external documents (memos, reports, technical documents, research studies, social media usage, website development). 

Every industry sponsors trade writing (magazines, journals, newsletters, other publications). 

As a student in the Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies program at the University of Kentucky, you will learn rhetorical skills, argumentative/persuasive skills, organizational skills, media skills, web skills, research skills, storytelling skills, informational skills.


Majoring or minoring in WRD allows you the oppertunity to pursue a number of career options

Career opportunities:

  • Specific Industries as a content creator or writer
  • Media relations
  • Media relations
  • Documentation design
  • Government (technical documentation, lobbying, politics
  • Research specialists (think tanks, legal bodies, industry)
  • Creative content (video game development, entertainment)
  • Education (writing for education companies or agencies)
  • Social media
  • Website design
  • App creation
  • Technical writing
  • Health industry (documentation, medical information, app development)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies 
  • Advanced Workshop
  • Visual Culture of Politics 
  • Introduction to Digital Art, Space and Time
  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Introduction to Photographic Literacy
  • Mass Media and Mass Culture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Complete UK International Application for Undergraduate Admission or Common Application
  • Application processing fee (non-refundable)
  • Copy of passport
  • Official transcripts in English
  • Bank Statement 
  • Submit Sponsor Guarantee Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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