• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The value of Creative Writing (Joint Honours) (Hons) course from De Montfort University is that your writing stays fresh, whilst receiving additional impetus (and skills) from a complimentary academic discipline. Your writing needs to be fed ideas and varied stimuli, and all the Joint pathways are carefully chosen because they enhance your writing practice.
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Overview

Creative Writing (Joint Honours) (Hons) at De Montfort University   enables you to find the creative path that’s right for you. The unique structure means your modules are organised around stimulating themes such as place, identity, and the relations between word, image, and sound. Within these you develop skills in a wide range of forms, including fiction, poetry, screenwriting, creative non-fiction, audio and performance writing, and new media. 

Alongside familiar form and genres such as short stories, free verse, strict form poetry and memoir, you will also have the opportunity to explore screenplays, graphic novel scripts, flash fiction as well as new media and concrete poetry.

By the end of the course you won’t just be writing, you’ll be making your own professional-standard publications for the page and web, and making studio-quality recordings of your own work. Final year voice-coach training will mean you also leave us as confident public performers.

Graduate careers

The final year Professional Writing Skills module prepares you to think more widely about employability, and to recognise – and articulate to employers – the rich skills you bring to any workplace. Some graduates currently work in schools (as teachers or in other roles), for publishers, in publicity departments and on newspapers. 

One graduate is a stand-up comic while another has reached the clinical practice stage of postgraduate medicine. Some undertake further studies at masters and doctoral level both in Britain and abroad. Others travel or choose work which allows them time to write. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Not available for International. 

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Exploring Creative Writing
  • Writing Identity 
  • Writing Place
  • Word, Image, Sound
  • Professional Writing Skills
  • Specialism Plus Negotiated Study

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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General Requirements

  • 104 points from at least 2 A'levels
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) and GCSE  English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.
  • We will normally require students have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above
  • Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • DMU Sports Scholarship
Apply for the DMU Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.
  • DMU Global High Flyers Award
Our dedicated DMU Global High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a DMU Global opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

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