School of Humanities

English Language and Creative and Professional Writing

BA (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

 English Language and Creative Professional Writing integrated joint provides an opportunity for students to develop their own talent for writing, alongside a disciplined engagement with English language study.

 English Language and Creative Professional Writing integrated joint provides an opportunity for students to develop their own talent for writing, alongside a disciplined engagement with English language study.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code QW38
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  • Start Date(s) 12 January 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Humanities

Why choose this course?

 English Language and Creative Professional Writing integrated joint provides an opportunity for students to develop their own talent for writing, alongside a disciplined engagement with English language study. The programme offers a supported, stimulating and multicultural environment in which students can create, analyse and interpret different forms and styles of writing. It gives students a thorough understanding of the development of English from its roots to its position as an international language, and of the sheer variety of spoken and forms of the language.

The Creative Professional Writing and English Language degree will enable students to communicate more effectively in writing, and enable them to enhance their own creative and critical judgement. Students will also develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills, including higher order conceptual and communication skills, enterprise, digital literacy and IT awareness, all of which are of immense value in graduate employment.

     

 

What happens on the course?

Your writing modules will fall broadly into three categories: Craft of Writing modules, Reading as a Writer modules, and Working as a Writer modules.

Craft modules focus on you as a writer and are designed to help you explore your creative imagination whilst developing the skills required to express it.

 

Reading as a Writer modules are designed teach you how to read with an eye for technique: the emphasis here will be on what you can learn from other writers across a spectrum of syles and genres.

 

Working as a Writer modules have a vocational dimension and offer the opportunity to develop skills that will enhance your employablity as a writer.

 

Your English Language modules focus on textual analysis and on variation in language. At level one, students analyse the way meaning is constructed in texts and they also study the history of English. At levels two and three, emphasis is placed on language use in its social and cultural context. Students analyze diverse accents, dialects and world varieties of English, as well as looking at factors such as culture, class and gender. Students also examine the ways in which relations of power influence the production of texts in society.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

 

 

  • The course is one of the few in the country to combine English Language with creative and professional writing (most exclude the former). Thus there is a real emphasis on employability.

 

  • The course is taught by published writers whose books cover a wide range of creative, professional and critical disciplines (fiction, poetry, journalism, critical writing and scholarship etc).

 

  • Special visiting lecturers from the world of publishing are invited to speak on modules, as are internationally renowned authors.

 

  • The English team at Wolverhampton has pioneered the use of interactive web-based forums for teaching and assessment. These activities have proved very popular with students.

 

Comments from our External Examiners on provision:

For Creative and Professional Writing:

“The team in themselves are highly active and productive as writers - their publications in contemporary fiction, humour writing, literary criticism and creative writing pedagogy are important contributions to their respective fields and ensure the relevance and currency of their teaching.“

 

 For English Language:

"I've read many good essays which show students' real engagement with module primary and secondary materials, which in turn suggest overall degree structures with decent breadth"

"Each module in Wolverhampton is assessed by more than one mode of assessment, allowing students to play to their strengths".

"All of these show good practice, real dedication to teaching on the tutors' behalf, and a great deal of effort going into the designing of modules, the setting of assignments, and the assessment of the submitted assignments".

"I particularly liked seeing innovative assessment methods … adjusted to the different kinds of student population".

The members of academic staff who lead this course are Deborah Orpin & Paul McDonald

 

 

  1. Exhibit critical self-awareness and intellectual curiosity about language in a multi-cultural context;
  2. Engage in the comprehension, analysis and appreciation of literary and non-literary texts using a variety of written, oral and digital resources;
  3. Produce artistically coherent, original and technically adept writing;
  4. articulate both orally and in writing knowledge and understanding of texts, theories, the forms and functions of language, the relationship of language to its social and cultural context, discourse conventions, and strategies relevant to creative and professional writing;
  5. source, research, assimilate and articulate material relevant to the study of English language and the production of creative and professional writing;
  6. demonstrate key employment skills (e.g. self management, IT, digital literacy, enterprise, working in groups)

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Additional Field Trips

£100 - Subsidised trip to The Globe Theatre London

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2019 Entry

  • BBC from ‘A’ levels
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D*
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

 

”I can honestly say that the three years I spent studying CPW and English at Wolverhampton University were the best of my life. I did not dislike a single module I studied, and I feel that I learned something important from each one. I cannot believe how much my writing has improved, and I have not only acquired valuable writing skills, but also important life skills.” Megan Hallowell (CPW and English graduate 09)

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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