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DN530
English with Creative Writing

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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If your interest in literature extends to an ambition to write creatively, this degree programme will support that ambition through classes, workshops, and seminars dedicated to the development of your creative talent. In the final year, you will work on – and complete to high standard – a substantial writing project. To help you reach this standard, you will be advised and directed by one of the supervisors on the Creative Writing team.

Please Note: Progression to the “English with Creative Writing” pathway will be determined by the standard of a creative writing portfolio submitted at the end of year 1. Students who do not progress to the “English with Creative Writing” pathway will complete their final three years as “English Literature” students.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
  6M3566  Drama
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
  6M5545  Cartoon Animation
  6M5159  Film and Television Production
  6M5149  Broadcasting
  6M5130  Media Production
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
BALBX  6M4985  Business
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BMANX  6M4587  Management
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
EPHOT  6M3732  Photography
APAPX  6M4029  Art
  6M2115  Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
  6M18534  Film and Television Production
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M0691  Software Development
EPATP  5M5163  Theatre Performance
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
  5M5162  Media Engineering
EPADT  5M5152  Theatre Production
  5M5151  Performing Arts
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
  5M5048  Creative Media
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
  5M2155  Creative Media


Essential Module Requirements:
5 modules at Distinction Grade.

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Creative Writing graduates often find employment as writers, editors, in the publishing sector, as literary agents, literary event support, literary centre support, and as literary critics.

Many also enter other professions including:

  • Broadcasting and Journalism
  • Cultural
  • Production and Arts Management
  • Public Relations
  • Business / Finance
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Policymaking
  • Teaching
  • Heritage
  • Management Consultancy
  • Tourism
  • Humanities Research, and many others.

The School of English, Drama and Film offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, including MA, MFA and PhD. Programmes include:

  • MA and MFA in Creative Writing
  • MA in Writing for Theatre
  • MA in Literature and Culture
  • MA in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama.



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