Creative Writing - BA (Hons)
Why study Creative Writing at Keele University?
"The warm and nurturing environment at Keele encourages prospective scholars to explore their own academic interests and establish themselves as independent literary critics."
You will learn from academics who are not only experts in their field but also published authors.
Our creative writing teaching staff cover a wide range of interests in the field as well as in film and in multiple literatures in english. Their work has been widely published in the form of novels, poetry collections, digital outputs, research monographs and articles in leading international journals.
Extra curricular opportunities
You will have the opportunity to take advantage of the many Creative Writing events and resources available at Keele. Keele's Creative Writing Society run their own writers' workshops, and help organise regular and varied literary and social events, including open mic nights and readings by guest speakers.
"The staff at Keele always go the extra mile for students and offer immense academic and mental support."
Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.
This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.
Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.
The information within this page is for students wishing to start their studies in September. If you would like to start this course in January, please visit our January pages for further details.
Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills which will be invaluable in your academic studies and beyond. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.
This Foundation Year is a two-semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the BA (Hons) Creative Writing degree. For example, the Foundations of Humanities 1 module introduces you to the broad range of source material across the Humanities disciplines - from media to history - which enables us to analyse political, social or economic perspectives and attitudes to individuals, marginal groups and 'mainstream' society. Course content has been developed in collaboration with degree teaching teams, so that by the time you begin Year 1, you will be ready to excel at your studies, as the majority of our Foundation Year students do.
Find out more about the Keele Foundation Year, including information about teaching and assessment methods by visiting the Foundation Year homepage.
The module details given below are indicative, they are intended to provide you with an idea of the range of subjects that are taught to our current students. The modules that will be available for you to study in future years are prone to change as we regularly review our teaching to ensure that it is up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. The information presented is therefore not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules available in any given year.
Semester one core modules
|FYO-00247||Foundations: Breaking the code - Understanding Academic Writing||15 credits|
|FYO-00257||Foundations of Humanities - 1||15 credits|
|FYO-00259||Foundations of Humanities - 2||15 credits|
|FYO-00267||Foundations of Social Sciences (Option)||15 credits|
Semester two core modules
|FYO-00271||University Research Portfolio||30 credits|
|FYO-00261||Advancing Humanities||30 credits|
The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for United Kingdom, European Union and International students.
- Between 40-48 UCAS points from at least 1 A level/level 3 qualification or equivalent, or
- Relevant work experience
- GCSE English Language at grade 4 (C), or Level 2 Functional Skills or
- IELTS 5.5 (with 5.5 in all subtests)
How to apply
Students will need to apply for BA (Hons) Creative Writing with Foundation Year (UCAS code W801) through UCAS at www.ucas.com
Direct entry students
If you already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.
Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.
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