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Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing (Hons)
Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing (Hons)

Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing (Hons)

  • ID:UH440098
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematics.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

A career in writing enables you explore the world through your work – discovering people and places, exploring unfolding events, influencing debate and shaping your own creative voice. On this course, you’ll write for blogs, websites, print, video, audio and multimedia contexts, developing the skills to research your subject and really engage your readers.

Together, these subjects give you exciting opportunities to develop your voice as a writer and discover ways to publish your work. In journalism, you’ll learn about ethics, target audiences and the journey from interview to finished article. You’ll analyse newspapers and their values, as well as exploring broadcasting and online journalism.

In creative writing, you’ll learn important skills for devising, editing, revising and submitting your work. You’ll analyse texts, explore the effects of the author’s choices and create short stories, drama, poetry and creative nonfiction of your own. You’ll also have opportunities to work with schools or museums, attend guest lectures, study abroad or take a year’s work placement.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.      

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Becoming a Writer, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to Journalism, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Journalism, Law and Ethics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Genre Fiction: Building Worlds, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Writing for the screen, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Journeys and Quests: Adventures in Literature, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Journalism Skills: Multiplatform, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Journalism and Government, 15 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Radio Journalism, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Journalism Skills: Features, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Poetry, Prose and Publishing, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Journalism Skills News, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • How Journalism Changed the World: from Watergate to Social Media and Fake News, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Real Stories Well Told, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Writing for the Stage, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language and Imagination: The Art of the Poem, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Short Story Workshop, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Tell It Slant: Writing and Reality, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Online Journalism, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Journalism Skills Portfolio, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Short Story Workshop, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • International Politics and Reporting Global News, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Creative Writing Project Poetry, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Creative Writing Project Prose, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Creative Writing Project Script, 30 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment in media, publishing, teaching and information management where their skills in analysis, communication and evaluation are highly valued. Many of our graduates go on to higher levels of study engaging in research in their chosen fields. Whatever your future career plans, what is important to your potential employers is the range of intellectual, transferable, personal skills and experience you have gained and can demonstrate. We ensure our programmes are relevant to the world of work through active links with regional employers across a range of industries and professions.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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