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Llenyddiaeth Saesneg ac Ysgrifennu Creadigol (BA)

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Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae’r rhaglen BA Llenyddiaeth Saesneg ac Ysgrifennu Creadigol yn eich caniatáu i astudio’r holl gyfnodau llenyddiaeth Saesneg, o’r cyfnod Eingl-sacsonaidd i’r unfed ganrif ar hugain, ynghyd â hyfforddiant mewn Ysgrifennu Creadigol.

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Trosolwg y cwrs

Our BA English Literature and Creative Writing programme allows you to study all periods of literature in English, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the twenty-first century, together with training in Creative Writing. We cover all genres, from contemporary and historical fiction to poetry, drama, film and music.

The Creative Writing element of the programme provides you with the opportunity to progress from introductory modules on reading and writing creatively to specialised work within specific forms and genres such as fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and scriptwriting, culminating in the production of an extended collection of creative work.

Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to stretch yourself intellectually and imaginatively by exploring literature as both a practitioner and a critic. Our approach will help you develop an understanding of the creative process, as well as enhancing your knowledge of genre, literary history, and the varied and dynamic academic field which is English Literature.

You will focus on becoming a careful, attentive, and informed reader and writer, sensitive to the nuances of language and style and able to produce polished and sophisticated creative work, as well as to articulate your responses to texts in writing which is precise, stylish, and effective. 

You join a friendly and supportive environment with an international reputation for both teaching and research. Our talented Creative Writing team regularly scoop national and international awards, and collectively share experience in theatre, television and film. Our public platforms Cardiff BookTalk and Cardiff Poetry Experiment are popular and hugely engaging.

Nodweddion nodedig

  • Emphasis on combining the critical study of literary texts with the practice of writing creatively.
  • The ability to tailor module options towards your own creative interests.
  • Opportunities to take advantage of the creative aspects of our Engagement Platforms - Cardiff BookTalk, Cardiff Poetry Experiment, Fiction Fiesta.
  • MA guest reader performances that are an established part of the creative-critical environment in the School.
  • The opportunity to participate in a lively and thriving literary community and learn from a wide array of practitioners of contemporary literature.
Côd UCASQW11
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd3 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn
Lleoedd sydd ar gael fel arferThe School of English, Communication and Philosophy typically has 350 places available.
Nifer y ceisiadau a dderbynnir fel arferThe School of English, Communication and Philosophy typically receives 1450 applications.

Gofynion mynediad

ABB-BBB including grade B in English Literature, English Literature & Language or Creative Writing. Please note, General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted.  

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

DD-DM in a BTEC Diploma in Humanities or Social Science subjects, plus Grade B at A-Level in English Literature, English Language and Literature (combined A-Level).  

Award of the IB Diploma with 665 in 3 HL subjects including 6 at HL in English Literature, English Language and Literature or English Language and Performance

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Astudiaethau Saesneg, Cyfathrebu ac Athroniaeth.

GCSE

Gradd C neu radd 4 mewn TGAU Iaith Saesneg.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 6.5 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 5.5 ym mhob is-sgil.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 90 ar y cyfan gyda sgôr o 17 o leiaf ar gyfer ysgrifennu, 17 ar gyfer gwrando, 18 ar gyfer darllen a 20 ar gyfer siarad.

PTE Academic

O leiaf 62 ar y cyfan gydag o leiaf 51 yn yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: dau Ragoriaeth a dau Deilyngdod o leiaf.
III: o leiaf Llwyddo ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or an accepted English Language equivalent

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£9,000Dim

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£17,700Dim

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau ychwanegol

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

This is a full-time undergraduate degree that takes three years to complete. You will study modules worth a total of 360 credits split evenly over the three years.

You must pass each academic year before proceeding to the next stage of your studies.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020

Blwyddyn un

Year one is a foundation year, designed to equip you with the skills and practice for advanced study and to give you an overview that will enable you to make informed choices from the modules available in years two and three while laying down the foundations of your engagement with Creative Writing.

You will take three core modules and three optional modules. These will provide you with a solid base for the next two years of your degree by offering the opportunity to develop your critical and creative skills through reading, analysing and producing imaginative work across a wide array of different genres.  

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Creative ReadingSE214420 credydau
Creative WritingSE214520 credydau
Critical Reading and Critical WritingSE214620 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

In year two you select from a range of period-, genre- or theme-based modules in which you will build on the foundation year, reading a selection of texts in their historical and cultural contexts.

You also continue your studies of Creative Writing within a variety of forms and genres, including fiction, poetry and scriptwriting. 

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Style and GenreSE141620 credydau
The Robin Hood TraditionSE236720 credydau
Modernist FictionsSE244520 credydau
Children's Literature: Form and FunctionSE244720 credydau
Introduction to Romantic PoetrySE245020 credydau
African-American LiteratureSE245120 credydau
Modernism and the CitySE246320 credydau
Gothic Fiction: The Romantic AgeSE246820 credydau
Social Politics and National Style: American Fiction and Form, 1920-1940SE247020 credydau
Literature and ScienceSE247120 credydau
Dickens in Many MediaSE247220 credydau
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Women WritersSE247620 credydau
Shakespeare's Tragedies and HistoriesSE247720 credydau
Contemporary Poetry: Tradition and InnovationSE248120 credydau
GirlsSE248220 credydau
Creative Writing: Children's and Young Adult FictionSE248320 credydau
Creative Writing: Experiments in FictionSE248420 credydau
Creative Writing: MicrofictionSE248620 credydau
Creative Writing: Poetry lSE248720 credydau
Creative Writing: Playwriting - Stage and RadioSE248820 credydau
Creative Writing: ScreenwritingSE248920 credydau
Creative Writing: Poetry IISE249020 credydau
Creative Writing: The Short StorySE249120 credydau
Object Women in Literature and FilmSE249420 credydau
Renaissance Poetry, Prose and Drama: The Principal Genres, Issues and AuthorsSE249720 credydau
Decadent Men, 1890s-1910s: Wilde to ForsterSE249820 credydau
Creative Writing: Stories from the Real World -- NarrativeSE249920 credydau
Chaucer's Gender Politics: Chivalry, Sex and Subversion in the Canterbury TalesSE261820 credydau
Contemporary British FictionsSE261920 credydau
Experimental Early Modern DramaSE262020 credydau
Writing MourningSE262120 credydau
Philosophy and LiteratureSE262320 credydau
Jane Austen in ContextSE262520 credydau
ENCAP Employability ModuleSE625520 credydau

Blwyddyn tri

In your final year you will choose from a range of more specialised modules, allowing you to pursue interests developed in the previous two years. You will engage with current issues in research and scholarship, enabling you further to develop analytical and presentation skills that employers will value, as well as equipping you for postgraduate study.

You also undertake a portfolio dissertation in Creative Writing that complements your work in the English Literature modules and allows you to produce an extended piece of writing in a specialist genre. The dissertation also allows you to develop research and project management skills.

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and seminars, with all modules including seminar or small-group teaching. In Creative Writing the small-group teaching takes the form of workshops based on peer review of student writing.

Teaching stresses the importance of the way texts interact with their contexts, and each module is designed to encourage you to focus on a number of specific texts and to prepare carefully a considered answer to specific topics dealt with in the module, while the workshops in Creative Writing ask you to engage with the critical creative process through evaluative discussion of peer writing.

Learning activities will vary from module to module as appropriate, but may include such activities as: interactive lectures, seminar discussions of prepared texts/topics, student individual or group presentations, small-group work within seminars, peer review in workshops, translation classes, formative writing exercises, journal entries, and film viewings.

You are expected to do the reading and other relevant preparation to enable you to participate fully in these activities. You are encouraged to explore the resources of the library as appropriate. For the workshops, peer work is previously circulated and you are expected to bring prepared comments as part of the exchange of ideas informing the sessions.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

You will be assigned a personal tutor and will meet him/her for regular academic progress meetings (one per semester). There is a form to fill in before each Academic Progress meeting which is designed to help you reflect on the written feedback and the reasons for the marks you have received from the previous round of assessment. You will discuss this feedback and your reflections on it with your personal tutor.

In addition, all staff have weekly office hours during teaching weeks and you may make appointments to see your personal tutor or module leaders on a one-to-one basis about any issues. Staff may also be contacted by email.

Key information for each module will be available on our Virtual Learning Environment, Learning Central, together with appropriate additional learning resources, such as lecture notes and slides.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.

Feedback

Written feedback is provided on both formative and summative assessment and you are encouraged to discuss your ideas with module tutors in seminars and, where appropriate, on a one-to-one basis in office hours.

Your achievement and progress are also discussed in regular progress meetings with personal tutors.

 

Sut caf fy asesu?

All English Literature modules offer you the opportunity to undertake unassessed formative work appropriate to the module. Most modules are assessed by essay and/or examination, but some include other forms of assessment such as journal entries, a portfolio, or presentations.

Creative Writing modules are assessed by short portfolios of creative work that include a critical commentary. The assessment strategy is structured to lead you from formative thinking throughout the module towards the production of an informed critical/creative response.

Your final year project consists of a substantial, independently-researched and original portfolio of creative work, produced under the guidance of a member of staff, in the field of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, or screenwriting. The portfolio includes a critical commentary on the work produced.

Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Knowledge and understanding

  • Awareness of different literary periods, movements and genres and of the variety of English literature.
  • Understanding of the importance of historical and cultural contexts.
  • Ability to sustain a critical argument that is responsive to the workings of language and literary styles.
  • Awareness of the bibliographic conventions of the discipline and their role in communicating information.
  • Knowledge of the critical issues and/or debates surrounding or raised by texts.
  • Understanding of the shaping effects of historical and cultural circumstances on the production and meaning of texts.
  • Knowledge of appropriate critical vocabulary and terminology.
  • An awareness of editorial approaches and processes.
  • Understanding, through reading and your own practice, of the key elements of different forms of writing.
  • Ability to produce original literary work in a variety of forms and genres.
  • An awareness of tone, register, structure, genre and audience in your own writing.

Intellectual skills

  • Ability to handle complex ideas with clarity.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret material drawn from a diversity of literary periods.
  • Ability to apply high level critical skills of close analysis to literary texts.
  • Ability to select and organise material purposefully and cogently.
  • Ability to use the views of others in the development and enhancement of practice; formulate considered practical responses to the critical judgements of others, while developing a generous yet rigorous critical scrutiny in peer review and workshop activities.

Professional Practical Skills

  • Advanced communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to give an efficient critical evaluation of documents in various styles.
  • Ability to give oral and written feedback on others’ work.
  • Ability to access, use and evaluate electronic data.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others, in team or group work situations.

Transferable skills

  • Ability to handle complex ideas with clarity.
  • Ability to select and organise material purposefully and cogently.
  • Plan, organize, and deliver work to a deadline.
  • Initiate and take responsibility for independent projects.
  • Respond creatively and imaginatively to research tasks.

 

 

Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith

Rhagolygon gyrfa

In 2015/16, 95% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.

Our graduates commonly go on to pursue careers in freelance writing, academia, teaching, publishing, arts management and administration, public relations and journalism.

Many employers welcome graduates with high-level literacy skills. Together with such skills, our students develop the kind of insights into the creative process that are valued by business, from design to sales.

Imaginative writing transfers readily into advertising and tourism as well as advertising companies. As a graduate of our School you will have a portfolio of creative writing to demonstrate to potential employers.

Our graduates find employment in HR, the book trade, professional areas such as librarianship but also local government and other areas of public life concerned with communication.

Lleoliadau

We have an established portfolio of internships with Wales-based literary/cultural magazines for which students can apply. 

You may also apply for exchanges with the range of University partners through the University’s Global Opportunities Centre.

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