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Creative Writing and History

University of Worcester
Worcester, Great Britain
Full-time
€10,951.40/year
1301 Points
Duration
3 Years
Language
English

Program Description

Studying History at Worcester allows you to learn history as it is being written, contributing to research. You'll also get work placement opportunities in archives, museums and community groups, which will allow you to understand the relevance of history to modern life. You'll study a wide range of modules in British, European and World History from the 16th to 20th centuries.

In combination, Creative Writing and History will be an interesting prospect if writing is your obsession and if aspects of history and the lives and events of other times are what excite your curiosity.

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
14
or
IB Diploma
24
English Level
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
IELTS
6
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
59
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (Apolytirion from General Lyceum)
Student Visa
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Notes:

Other Acceptable Qualifications:

  • BTEC Qualifications (QCF): Considered either on their own (Extended Diploma or Diploma) or in combination with other qualifications (Subsidiary Diploma or Certificate).
  • European Baccalaureate: a minimum score of 60%.
  • Professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Previous Study or Experience:

  • Students with relevant previous study at HND or degree level or extensive experience may be considered eligible for Accreditation of Prior Learning.
  • Entry may be possible to Year 2 or 3 of the course, depending upon the qualifications or experience gained. Credit can also be given for individual modules.

Curriculum

Year 1

Mandatory:

Introduction to Writing - a tool kit of techniques for creative writing

Writing Poetry

Writing Fiction

Britain from the Age of Faith to the Rise of Class

Studying and Reconstructing the Past

Year 2

Mandatory:

Writer as Researcher

Optional:

Environmental Writing

Writing for Children

Playwriting

Intermediate Feature Writing

Methods and Debates in History

Politics, Religion and Society in Ireland Since 1690

Twentieth-Century USA

Religion and Society in Early Modern England, 1532 – 1660

The German Lands in the Nineteenth Century

British Women’s History, 1790 – 2000

Modern Japan, 1854 – 1951 (A)

Britain in the Long Nineteenth-Century, 1789 – 1914

From Slavery to Civil Rights: African Americans, 1860 – 1960

British Women’s History, 1900 – 2000

The German Empire, 1862 – 1918

The Victorian Century

(Re)Presenting the Past: History in Film

History Work Experience Module

The Civil Rights Movement in the USA, 1890 – 1960

Sex and Society in England, 1600 – 1900

Modern Japan, 1854 – 1951

Politics, Religion and Society in Ireland Since 1690 – 1848

Politics and Society in the Twentieth-Century Russia

Displaying the Past: Museums, Artefacts and Collections

Visions of England: History, Heritage and Identity

Heritage Tourism and Place Promotion

Optional Language Modules

Year 3

Optional:

Career and Project

Writing for Performance

Hypertexts – Creative Writing in a Digital Culture

Independent Study

Nationalism

The Atlantic Slave Trade

The USA and World War Two

The Home Front: Britain 1939 – 45

Martin Luther King Jr. and His Opponents

Hollywood Goes to War

Nazi Germany

Empire and Appeasement

Jack the Ripper: History, Literature and Myth

Propaganda and Politics in the 20th Century

Witchcraft

Ireland Since 1848

History Extension Module

Britain in the Global Economy

Heritage Tourism and Place Promotion

Remembrance, Memory and Memorials

Careers

Graduates from this course will be very successful candidates in a variety of career sectors, including:

  • teaching
  • accountancy
  • law
  • the media industries
  • local government
  • the police
  • retailing
  • administration
  • marketing
  • management
  • university lecturing and research
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