St Mary's University, Twickenham
Creative and Professional Writing and English Literature with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
St Mary's University, Twickenham

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our undergraduate degrees with a foundation year are an alternative entry route into university for those without more traditional qualifications or grades, or are entering university after a notable period of time out of education.

The programme offers support and guidance in developing the skills required for degree-level study.

The foundation year will focus specifically on communication (oral and written), critical thinking, research, independent study, digital and employability skills.

The modules are designed to embed the development of these skills within the broad areas of business, communications, humanities and social sciences.

On successful completion of the foundation year, students will automatically progress on to the first year of our English Literature and Creative & Professional Writing programme

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 7 graduates of Creative and Professional Writing and English Literature with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Creative Writing.

Overall student satisfaction
85 /100
7 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Creative Writing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20692 £20309 £24002
25-75 percentile range £17792 - £24254 £14804 - £24495 £18116 - £29666

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Creative and Professional Writing and English Literature with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham

30% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
15% Teaching Professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Customer service occupations
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Media Professionals
5% Sales occupations

Most of the modules are assessed with essays and other written forms, supplemented, where appropriate, with examinations, presentations, and contributions to digital content such as blogs, wikis and the like.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Mature applicants with no formal qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 6.0 overall with no element below 5.5
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Creative and Professional Writing and English Literature with Foundation Year, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Creative and Professional Writing and English Literature with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £12250 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

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, 2024

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:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of St Mary's University, Twickenham in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of St Mary's University, Twickenham in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #48 
    • #52 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Languages & Literature

    • #55 
    • #68 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of St Mary's University, Twickenham

What students say about studying Creative Writing in the UK?

  • Everything About Creative Writing Degrees!
  • 10 Things I Wish I'd Known During my Creative Writing Degree
  • Students talk about Creative and Professional Writing at CCCU
  • Creative and Professional Writing student Chloe - why choose UWE Bristol

About St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary’s University is a publicly funded, formally Roman Catholic education institution situated in Twickenham, London. This university is best known for the impressive selection of sport and wellbeing degrees that they have on offer, but applicants can also expect to find degrees based on Catholic Education. The Twickenham campus is smaller than that of most other universities that can be found in and around London, and for that reason could be more suited to that learner which truly excels in an environment that isn’t excessively crowded, and where they can consult knowledgeable and experienced tutors easily without long waiting times.

  • Student's at St Mary's University, Twickenham, discuss the local area.
  • Katja and Anna's share what they love about St Mary's University
  • Nana - International study at St Mary's University
  • International Study at St Mary's - Ashika, India
  • Students Discuss our Early Years Foundation Degree

Where is this programme taught

St Mary's University, Twickenham
map marker Show on map
Main Site - St Mary's University
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Aberystwyth University 95% 10% 5% £9000 £14300 134 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 95% 10% 5% £4327 £14700 134 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 84% 5% 10% £9250 £11400 106 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Kingston University 84% 5% 10% £9200 £14900 106 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 85% 0% 15% £9250 £13100 107 Worcester On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 95% 5% 5% £9000 £14300 132 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Teesside University 77% 0% 5% £9250 £13000 106 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 84% 0% 10% £9250 £11400 106 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Essex 71% 0% 10% £9250 £16850 97 Colchester On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 84% 5% 10% £9250 £11400 109 Liverpool On campus Full-time