Depending upon the degree you apply for you will study TWO of the following subjects:
The Creative Writing modules are taught by published authors who have hands-on experience of writing for publication. The Creative Writing element of your degree will develop your thinking through textual and practical exploration, and equip you with a wide variety of writing skills and methodologies in relation to different genres (fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, non-fiction, etc.). You will be encouraged to consider textual influence and experiment with different styles. At the core of the degree is your development as a writer and the honing of skills that you can use to find jobs in a variety of creative industries such as publishing, journalism and marketing. You'll cultivate your individual voice and writing style through revision and editing, and share your writing and thinking with your fellow students in a supportive and evaluative environment. We encourage and support our students to seek publication and to develop a writing portfolio for prospective employers.
Creative Writing can be combined with the following subject to graduate with one of the following named degrees:
- BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing (QW38)
For more information about this subject pathway including modules, please visit our Creative Writing web page.
The study of English engages with your enthusiasm for reading and literature, and introduces you to advanced critical thinking in the form of theoretical practice. This subject pathway combines a thematic and chronological approach to English literature and considers the teaching of English with various age groups. Our emphasis on your own research enables you to develop your interests in the discipline.
English can be combined with the following subjects to graduate with one of the following named degrees:
- BA (Hons) English & Media (QP33)
- BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing (QW38)
For more information about this subject pathway including modules, please visit our English web page.
This part of the degree combines theoretical analysis of media, such as film, TV and digital media with practical skills in digital media, media writing and journalism. Particular focus is given to 'specialist journalism', such as film, music, fashion and sport journalism. You will be taught by academic staff who are current industry-based practitioners and active researchers.
Media can be combined with the following subject to graduate with one of the following named degrees:
- BA (Hons) English and Media (QP33)
For more information about this subject pathway including modules, please visit our Media web page.
Learning & Teaching
We utilise a range of teaching environments to best fit your learning needs. Delivery includes workshops, seminars, research seminars, lectures, virtual learning environments, away days, field trips and visits. Wherever possible, the emphasis is placed upon small group work and individual learning needs. You'll be allocated a personal tutor who will support you throughout each year.
We're committed to innovative assessment practices that match identified learning outcomes for your module and degree. This means assessment, wherever possible, is linked to enhancing not only your subject knowledge but also skills vital in developing your employment opportunities. Examples of assessment include research portfolios, creative portfolios, critical and reflective practice, reviews and presentations.
Employability & Careers
Please refer to the individual subject pages for information on employability, careers and progression to further study, such as taught postgraduate and teacher training qualifications.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants to ALL pathways should have 104 points from at least 2 A levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include:
If you are studying combinations of the above, or if your qualification isn't listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to UCAS Course Search for the entry requirements.
Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking
If you are a mature applicant and have alternative qualifications or experience that you would like us to consider, please contact a member of staff.
Subject Specific Requirements:
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the
International pages on the website.
Selection is on the basis of a completed UCAS application, as well as an interview.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at
www.ucas.com. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer into year 2 & 3
If you are interested in transferring credit from another institution to study at Cardiff Met for a course which accepts entry for year 2 and/or 3, you can find further information on this and information on how to apply on the RPL page. Please contact Admissions for any queries that you have on RPL.
A mature applicant is anyone over the age of 21 who didn't go to university after school of college. Cardiff Met welcomes applications from mature applicants and further advice and information can be found