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BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Philosophy & Ethics

The BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Philosophy & Ethics will help you understand and address some of the most important philosophical and ethical questions confronting contemporary society.

We offer an innovative curriculum, drawing on our experience in publishing creative writing, teaching and academic research, as well as encouraging you to explore many philosophical and ethical issues and questions. 

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS WV85

Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / E.P. / BTEC): 96 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points including Philosophy & Ethics (or Religious Studies) and English Literature / English Language / English Language and Literature / Creative Writing / Drama at grade B or C.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of English units at Merit

International Baccalaureate: 28 points with English Higher at 4.

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Postgraduate pathways

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include PGCE and Masters. 

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Course content

The University of Chichester boasts one of the most experienced Creative Writing teams in the UK. You’ll work with highly qualified and experienced tutors, all of whom are practising and published poets, novelists and dramatists.You will learn, through the tutorial experience, to read and study key texts in detail, to think critically and analytically about important ideas and issues, and to write knowledgeably and attractively about questions which matter to you and to society. 

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bishop Otter campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC also offers:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media loans counter
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Where this can take you

Graduates from this subject area are highly valued by employers for their problem solving and exceptional communication skills.

Careers paths include:

  • Teaching (after taking a PGCE)
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Arts event management
  • University administration
  • Heritage and tourism
  • Accountancy
  • Working with charities
  • Writing
  • Graphic design
  • Youth work
  • Community work

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Teaching and assessment

The key to an English or Creative Writing degree is communication, and at Chichester we focus on your abilities in written and spoken expression through: group work and group presentations opportunities to develop your self-managed research projects developing your skills in critical analysis.

The range of assessments includes: essay; textual analysis; seminar presentation (group or individual); commentary; collaborative project work; portfolio; dissertation and manuscript.

Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress. Your academic advisor and lecturers are available for advice throughout your degree.

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