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BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Theology

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Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 96 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points including English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing or 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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Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.


Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • UCAS Tariff points: 96 - 120 (A levels or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical)
  • A levels: BBB - CCC including English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing or 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
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5​

Student view

Tim Lowe
Theology and Religious Studies
The reason why I enjoy studying Theology at Chichester is being able to engage in facinating and diverse topics on a daily basis with some great people.

Course content

We are committed to educating you to your full potential so that you can contribute to the good of society.

We teach you how to explore fundamental ethical and philosophical questions, and how to investigate the place of religion in society.

We teach you how to read important texts in detail and how to analyse and think critically. We teach you how to refine and develop your own ideas and how to respect the views and opinions of others.

We ask the questions that matter:

  • How do I live well and be happy?
  • Who was Jesus?
  • Does God exist?
  • What do Muslims really believe?
  • How can society be justly organised?

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

Students go on to a wide range of careers after university. Many of our students become secondary school teachers and we offer a range of modules to equip student for this path. Recent graduates have also gone into publishing, the police service, community work, church youth work, and further study.

Careers you can follow include:

  • Teaching
  • Media
  • Police Service
  • Caring professions
  • Civil Service and Local Government
  • Law
  • Personnel Management and Human Resources
  • Health Care work
  • Community work
  • Marketing

We will work closely with you to help you achieve your full academic potential and go on to a successful career after university.

Work placements

A school or work placement module is also available to help you get valuable experience for life after university.

Indicative modules

The below Theology modules can be added to with your chosen English modules.

Year one modules:

  • Religion and Contemporary Culture (I)
  • The Many Faces of Jesus
  • The New Atheists
  • Exploring Religious Identities
  • Living the Good Life
  • Religion and Contemporary Culture (II)
  • Religions and Conflict
  • Living Theology

In years two and three you undertake more detailed and specialist study. You can chose from a range of modules including those focusing on philosophical and ethical issues and / or those concerned with theology and biblical studies and English modules. Modules include:

  • Paul and the Early Church
  • Bio-Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion: Its Issues and Methods
  • Islam and the Modern World
  • Prophecy and Fulfilment
  • Great Christian Thinkers
  • Major Ethical Thinkers
  • A History of Ideas: Greeks to the Modern Day
  • History and the Postmodern
  • Living Judaism
  • Contextual Theologies
  • The Teachings of the Buddha
  • The Holocaust and the Problem of Evil
  • Religion and Gender
  • Dialogue & Diversity
  • Freedom and Free Will
  • Public Theology
  • Religion and Film
  • History and the Postmodern
  • New Testament Texts

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

The key to a 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.


Additional Costs

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