Frequently Asked Questions
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If I meet your offer, am I guaranteed a place?
Yes, if you meet the exact offer. (We do not guarantee places on the basis of equivalent UCAS points, although we do sometimes allow variations on the exact offer.)
When is your application deadline?
Applicants who apply after the initial 15th January deadline will normally still be considered. The last date for applications in the main UCAS cycle is 30th June.
What are the requirements for a scholarship?
The University offers an academic scholarship of £2,000 payable during the first year of study to UK students who achieve A level grades of A*, A*, A or equivalent. There are also a number of financial support scholarships and bursaries for incoming students. Read more
Can I defer entry for a year and will this affect my application adversely?
Yes - you can defer entry, and it won't adversely affect your application.
Do you interview applicants?
Not usually. We will contact you if we want an interview. If eligible, you may be offered an interview as part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme.
Do you require a portfolio from Creative Writing applicants?
Not usually - we will contact you if we want one - but you need to indicate interest and involvement in creative writing in your personal statement.
Can I take Creative Writing without taking English Literature?
Yes - as well as combining it with English Literature, you can combine Creative Writing with English Language, Film, Theatre, or Fine Art. Read more. You can also take Creative Writing as a minor subject as one of your three first year (Part 1) subjects. We do not offer a single honours degree in Creative Writing. We do however, have robust MA and PhD Creative Writing programmes.
What is the difference between English Literature with Creative Writing (UCAS code Q3W8) and English Literature, Creative Writing, and Practice (UCAS code QW38)?
In the first year there is no difference. In the second and third years, English Literature with Creative Writing is 75% English Literature, 25% Creative Writing. English Literature, Creative Writing, and Practice is 50% English Literature and 50% Creative Writing.
Can I study part-time?
Yes, you can spread your degree over a five-year period. Please be advised that we do not offer evening courses and that course times change from year to year.
Can I transfer into your second year from another university?
It is sometimes possible to transfer into the second year of our undergraduate courses. This depends on a number of factors, including what you have covered on your previous course, as we would want you to be as well placed to deal with the demands of second year study as all our other students. If you decide to apply for a transfer, you will need a good reference from your current university and we may request an interview. If you wish to explore this possibility please email the Admissions Tutor Professor Hilary Hinds.
I have already applied and been accepted to one degree scheme, but I would like to change to another. What should I do?
Please contact the University's Admissions Office to discuss with them what you would like to change from and to.