University of Strathclyde
English and Creative Writing and Law BA (Hons)
University of Strathclyde

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our approach to the English & Creative writing course is innovative, modern and friendly, giving you a comprehensive understanding of English literature as a core basis for your creative work. There's a number of ways you can study Law at Strathclyde. You can study the BA degree or in combination with another subject. For professional qualifications in Law students follow the LLB programme. Law involves the study of the obligations, duties and rights which every member of society has in relation to one another and to the State.

Why study English and Creative Writing and Law at Strathclyde? The emphasis is on helping you develop a range of applicable skills to grow your future career, including textual analysis and interpretation. With us, you can study everything from poetry, the novel and drama (stage, screen and radio). In addition, we offer the opportunity to use creative writing skills as part of your approach to literary criticism. The chance to work with award-winning scholars and creative writers. We have a reputation for getting to know students as individuals. We offer a wide range of options, many of them unique in the UK, reflecting our staff interests and expertise.

Your Career Our graduates have gone on to success in a very wide range of careers including in publishing, the civil service, management, marketing, journalism, creative writing, administration and teaching. Employers value our graduates’ ability to express themselves well and think critically.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 149 graduates of English and Creative Writing and Law BA (Hons) at University of Strathclyde for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Creative Writing.

Overall student satisfaction
84 /100
149 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Salary of Graduates of English and Creative Writing and Law BA (Hons) at University of Strathclyde

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of English and Creative Writing and Law BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £21500 £28500
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £24500 £17500 - £27500 £23000 - £35000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Creative Writing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21941 £21062 £25759
25-75 percentile range £18451 - £26943 £16308 - £27006 £19299 - £34072

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.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

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 English and Creative Writing and Law BA (Hons) at University of Strathclyde

33% Legal professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
11% Administrative occupations
7% Sales occupations
7% Elementary occupations
6% Welfare and housing associate professionals
6% Finance Professionals
6% Customer service occupations
2% Secretarial and related occupations
2% Teaching Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language 6/B or Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C

HNC Social Sciences: A in Graded Unit; Maths National 5 B, or equivalent

Higher English, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B-C, or equivalent

Maths SL5

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 English and Creative Writing and Law, BA (Hons).

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

University of Strathclyde 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

Tuition Fees English and Creative Writing and Law BA (Hons)

EU £16400 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
International £16400 year 1
Ireland £16400 year 1

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland SAAS. If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde.

Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK England, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses; MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply.

The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/.

For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.

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, 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)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Strathclyde in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Strathclyde in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #1 
    • #2 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Languages & Literature

    • #4 
    • #21 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of Strathclyde

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About University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a prominent research education institution situated in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Awards and accolades are never far away from their name, having been recognised as university of the year on numerous occasions by Times Higher Education, as well as the 4th best in the UK for Student Satisfaction. The city itself is known for the friendly and humorous locals, as well as the diverse and international student population.

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Where is this programme taught

John Anderson Campus
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