Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 24/09/2018

Our Creative Writing degree allows you to develop your own distinctive voice as a writer. Our dedicated team will work with you to develop a range of writing skills through seminars and interactive workshops. You will explore the poem, short story, autobiography, biography, scriptwriting and writing for performance. In your final year, you are guaranteed to have your best pieces showcased in our registered volume of student work.

Course

Highlights

  • Workshops to support individual writing skills.
  • Build support network to help you edit, perform and publish.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Assessments

Creative Writing modules are mostly assessed through portfolios of original writing, complemented by a critical commentary.

Course Details

During this course you will explore ways of working on creative pieces and develop your writing through workshops, seminars and one to one tutorials. Week by week, you will build up a comprehensive range of fundamental skills required by any writer.

You will engage with the best writing in English through extensive reading and by studying a variety of literary culture and the nature of language.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

The focus on writing skills, imaginative thinking, analysis and communication will enable you to enter a wide range of employment including journalism, publishing, public administration, arts administration, retailing, marketing, advertising, media and communications, librarianship, teaching and much more.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. For BA (Hons) Creative Writing a typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants would normally be expected to hold an English Literature or Language A Level at grade C, or an equivalent qualification.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

Language Requirements

Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For information on how to apply to study with us as an International student, please see our How to apply for International Study page.

Course Content

  • Language and Creativity (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1035
    Core Module Y
  • Creative Writing: Fiction 1: Here and Now (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1024
    Core Module Y
  • Creative Writing: Poetry 1: Shape and Sound (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1025
    Core Module Y
  • Writing the Present: Post-War and Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1028
    Core Module Y
  • Reading Literary Genres (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1001
    Core Module Y
  • Creative Reading and Writing 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1021
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • six specialist modules each year
  • regular, friendly workshops support your individual writing skills and your wider reading
  • work with like-minded students to build a support network to help you to edit, perform and publish your work

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

English – Contemporary Literature MA

 

Case Study

What Our Students Say

“The workshops provide the opportunity to give and receive constructive criticism which helps you to improve your communication skills and also gives you the ability to view your own work objectively instead of emotionally which is a skill that can then be translated to the workplace. Furthermore, by presenting your own work regularly in workshops, which can be a daunting prospect to begin with, you develop a greater sense of confidence, the ability to speak aloud to a room of people, and the ability to overcome nervousness in order to get on with what you need to be doing.” Find out more about Rachael’s experience as a Creative Writing student here.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time: £3,675 Year one (100 credits) £2,940 Year two (80 Credits) Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


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Updated 24/09/2018

  • Our Creative Writing degree allows you to develop your own distinctive voice as a writer. Our dedicated team will work with you to develop a range of writing skills through seminars and interactive workshops. You will explore the poem, short story, autobiography, biography, scriptwriting and writing for performance. In your final year, you are guaranteed to have your best pieces showcased in our registered volume of student work.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Workshops to support individual writing skills.
    • Build support network to help you edit, perform and publish.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • During this course you will explore ways of working on creative pieces and develop your writing through workshops, seminars and one to one tutorials. Week by week, you will build up a comprehensive range of fundamental skills required by any writer.

    You will engage with the best writing in English through extensive reading and by studying a variety of literary culture and the nature of language.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Assessments

    Creative Writing modules are mostly assessed through portfolios of original writing, complemented by a critical commentary.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      The focus on writing skills, imaginative thinking, analysis and communication will enable you to enter a wide range of employment including journalism, publishing, public administration, arts administration, retailing, marketing, advertising, media and communications, librarianship, teaching and much more.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. For BA (Hons) Creative Writing a typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants would normally be expected to hold an English Literature or Language A Level at grade C, or an equivalent qualification.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    Language Requirements

    Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    For information on how to apply to study with us as an International student, please see our How to apply for International Study page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Language and Creativity (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1035
      Core Module Y
    • Creative Writing: Fiction 1: Here and Now (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1024
      Core Module Y
    • Creative Writing: Poetry 1: Shape and Sound (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1025
      Core Module Y
    • Writing the Present: Post-War and Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1028
      Core Module Y
    • Reading Literary Genres (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1001
      Core Module Y
    • Creative Reading and Writing 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1021
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      English – Contemporary Literature MA

       

    • What Our Students Say

      “The workshops provide the opportunity to give and receive constructive criticism which helps you to improve your communication skills and also gives you the ability to view your own work objectively instead of emotionally which is a skill that can then be translated to the workplace. Furthermore, by presenting your own work regularly in workshops, which can be a daunting prospect to begin with, you develop a greater sense of confidence, the ability to speak aloud to a room of people, and the ability to overcome nervousness in order to get on with what you need to be doing.” Find out more about Rachael’s experience as a Creative Writing student here.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time: £3,675 Year one (100 credits) £2,940 Year two (80 Credits) Year Two fee may be subject to an inflationary increase

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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360° Tour