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BA (Hons)Creative Writing and History

University of Worcester
United Kingdom, Worcester
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Overview

This Joint Honours degree provides you with exciting opportunities to combine very different types of learning. You’ll learn through the academic investigation of the processes by which we understand historical events and a ‘practice-based’ enquiry into writing. Creative Writing aims to nurture your confidence as a writer and to support your development as a critical and skilful analyst of writing. You’ll also develop your commercial practice (writing for magazines, reviewing, scriptwriting, editing) and understanding of the publishing industry.

Studying History at Worcester allows you to learn history as it is being written, contributing to research. You’ll also get work placement opportunities in archives, museums and community groups, which will allow you to understand the relevance of history to modern life. You’ll study a wide range of modules in British, European and World History from the 16th to 20th centuries. In combination, Creative Writing and History will be an interesting prospect if writing is your obsession and if aspects of history and the lives and events of other times are what excite your curiosity.

Career opportunities

The Creative writing aspect of this joint honours degree will provide a foundation for students who are interested in developing writing as a profession, for example in the creative industries and/or commercial markets and an understanding of how writers make a living.

Graduates from this course will be very successful candidates for careers in teaching because of the emphasis on writing in the new English curricula. Graduates may equally go on to work in sectors such as publishing, the media, marketing and communications. The course also provides an excellent basis for further study or for self-employment as a freelance writer.

History joint honours graduates from Worcester have progressed in recent years to take up work in a variety of career sectors, including teaching, accountancy, law, the media industries, local government, the police, retailing, administration, marketing, management and university lecturing and research.

A growing number of our graduates progress to postgraduate research in history, both at the University of Worcester and at other universities. Thus, History remains an attractive and personally satisfying degree to study, with a strong track record of supporting graduate employability in a range of professional, managerial, administrative and media-related careers.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States