What will I learn?

Course Overview

The BA in English and Creative Writing provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates with an aptitude and passion for literary expression. From the start, you will be guided and advised by the programme director and mentor-teachers, and you will immediately be placed in a small-group learning environment with people of similar creative interests. The programme provides a focus for you as a creative writer through a series of cooperative and interactive workshops that will in turn facilitate and guide you in your self-directed learning.

Course Outline
YEAR ONE

You will study Creative Writing, English, and one other Arts subject. The focus in Creative Writing will be on the practice of Fiction and Nonfiction, and there will also be a weekly visiting-speaker series.

YEAR TWO

You will study Creative Writing, English, and your other chosen Arts subject. For Creative Writing, second year concentrates on the writing of Poetry, Plays and Screenplays.

YEAR THREE

Your Creative Writing work will be the exclusive focus, through mentored independent project(s) and/or study abroad and/or work placement.

YEAR FOUR

Completion of your studies in Creative Writing, English and your other subject. For Creative Writing, your classes will centre on project and portfolio consolidation, professionalisation and publication planning.

Further Education

Typical postgraduate courses our Creative Writing graduates move on to include our MAs in Writing, English, Publishing, Journalism and Education. Our students have a very high success rate in applications to a broad range of postgraduate courses at NUI Galway, other Irish universities, and universities and other colleges in Europe and further afield.

Career Opportunities

The expertise acquired through a BA with Creative Writing will help open doors of employment in all those fields where written communication is important. You will have fostered the ambition and talent necessary to be a published author and you may consider a career as one. The skills you will acquire are also applicable to a wide range of professional and creative activities, for example in media, literature, publishing, journalism and advertising.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€16,216.00 (US$ 18,314) per year
EU Fees: €5,738 per annual (EU Fees are comprised of Tuition: €2,598 + Student Contribution: €3,000 + Student levy: €140)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

5 September 2022

Venue

National University of Ireland, Galway

University Road,

Galway,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have completed a Secondary School (High School) Certificate or equivalent to their country. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

For international students

Student must have completed a Secondary School (High School) Certificate or equivalent to their country.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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  • Four excellent colleges offering a wide selection of courses
  • Excellent reputation for teaching excellence and research
  • Exceptionally high graduate employment rates
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