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English Literature and Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Pursue your passion for story, literature and creativity, immersing yourself in great literary works while developing your own creative writing skills. The mixture of English Literature and Creative Writing will help you become both a critical and creative writer. The English Literature and Creative Writing program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.

About

On the course you’ll develop skills in different writing strands including prose, poetry and drama, both from a creative and critical perspective. As you progress you can explore specialisms such as transgressive writing, crime fiction, sci-fi, and American literature. In your final year, you’ll also learn about the publishing industry and how to submit your work to professional magazines and markets. As one of the writers, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with professionals from the Everyman Theatre, and see your work performed by actors in a staged reading. You’ll also be able to get published in the student-led magazine, Show Don’t Tell, as well as the annual paperback anthology, the New Writing Series. Internships are also available for career preparation.

You’ll benefit from industry links with the Parabola Arts Centre, the Everyman Theatre and London-based literary agency Johnson & Alcock, which judges the annual novel writing contest. Cheltenham is also home to The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival that attracts writers, journalists, philosophers and historians from around the globe. The students volunteer, interview speakers and blog about the event.

The English Literature and Creative Writing program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • The Human Experience
  • Humanities Skills
  • Prose Fundamentals
  •  Dramatic Writing Fundamentals
  • Myth and Folk Tales

                                                English Language Requirements

                                                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                • Minimum required score:

                                                  72

                                                  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.

                                                • Minimum required score:

                                                  5.5

                                                  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 (Grade B2):

                                                  162

                                                  C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                                                  Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                                                Academic Requirements

                                                • 112 tariff points
                                                • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total
                                                • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please email our admissions team for further information.

                                                Tuition Fee

                                                • International Applies to you

                                                  13840 GBP/year
                                                  Tuition Fee
                                                  Based on the original amount of 13840 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                  9250 GBP/year
                                                  Tuition Fee
                                                  Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                                Living costs for Cheltenham

                                                • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                                  Living Costs

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

                                                Funding


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