The first single honours degree of its kind in the UK, the Writing and Publishing (Hons) course offered by the University of Derby combines authorship and publishing to open up a world of opportunities in the creative industries.
The crucial defining feature of the course is that it takes a fully integrated approach to the subject – so you will benefit from a broad base of content that covers the full range of the creative process and is strongly relevant to the workplace.
At every stage, your core modules will integrate the study of writing, editing and publishing. You will therefore gain invaluable insights into the professional relationships that operate within this wide-ranging industry.
The literary creative industries have a longstanding tradition of accepting interns on work experience in writing, editorial and publishing roles. We encourage you to make the most of such opportunities and give you guidance on how to secure an internship.
There may also be opportunities for you to undertake voluntary work with our own in-house publishing imprint, Peregrine Books, which has been set up to publish books, ebooks and periodicals on a commercial basis.
This programme will prepare you for an extremely broad range of potential career paths, including becoming a successful author in your own right.
You will be ideally equipped to secure rewarding roles in the book or magazine publishing industries, either in the UK or abroad. Other options to consider include working as a literary agent or a freelance editor.
If your ambition is to launch your own venture in the publishing field, the knowledge and skills you gain through our legal and business modules will underpin a successful commercial start-up. You could even explore moving into one of the University’s incubation units which offer reasonable rents and a range of business support services to help you establish your enterprise.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
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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.Schedule IELTS
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