Spurgeon's College
Media & Communication and Creative Writing BA (Hons)
Spurgeon's College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

MEDIA & COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVE WRITING COMBINED BA (HONS)

As part of the Network of Hope Spurgeon’s College is offering a range of combined BA honours degrees with Liverpool Hope University.

In this combined BA honours degree, you will study two major subject areas equally. Each subject element will be taught in parallel.

Entry requirements: 96 Tariff points + GCSE English grade 4/C or above Fees: £9,073 per year

CREATIVE WRITING Studying this Creative Writing course will give you the chance to experience the joys of crafting the written word. The degree focuses on developing you as a writer of poetry and prose (fiction and non-fiction), broadly within the field of literature (poems, short stories, novels, long-form essays). Some professional writing - reviews, blogs and articles for different kinds of media - is also studied. Our focus on creativity and employability means you will be able to produce engaging, innovative and marketable texts. By studying Creative Writing, you will be empowered with an enhanced command of your craft, increased confidence in expressing your thoughts and emotions, an understanding of the values that inform your writing practice, and the technical skillset to deliver your work to various audiences. Your writing will be enhanced by studying under celebrated writers and academics, as well as developing a range of workplace skills to prepare for fulfilling careers.

MEDIA & COMMUNICATION If you want an exciting career in the media but also want to understand how and why the media reports and represents the world in the ways it does, studying this course is the next step for you. Media and Communication provides you with an opportunity to closely study and analyse the ways in which the media industry shapes and is shaped by our world. This course is designed to help you become an industry leader who is equipped to take on the critical task of ensuring a more reliable, trustworthy media industry, and to work as a cross-platform media practitioner.

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Creative Writing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19771 £18470 £21834
25-75 percentile range £16903 - £22897 £13820 - £23367 £16516 - £27846

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Media & Communication and Creative Writing, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

GSCE English 4/C or above

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 IELTS 6.0 including a minimum of 6 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in speaking and listening

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Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About Spurgeon's College

Spurgeon’s College is a theological school that formally affiliates itself with evangelical Baptism, mainly offering courses related to preparing students for ministry roles in the Church setting. Their campus can be found in the London district of South Norwood, England.

Where is this programme taught

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