Pathways to a degree in English Language, English Literature, Creative Writing, and Philosophy
Studying our 'Inside Narratives' pathway enables you to progress on to an undergraduate degree with the University's School of English, Communication and Philosophy.
Inside Narratives pathway
Modules are taught in the evenings and (for part of the summer term) weekends, and you don't need any previous qualifications to apply.
The Inside Narratives pathway will open up fascinating topics, whilst giving you the tuition and support you need to help you to develop your skills and make the most of your abilities. You will learn about the stories we use to make sense of life, the codes and patterns that connect us to each other, and the big questions that have vexed our greatest thinkers for thousands of years.
We welcome applications from students who may have been away from formal education for several years.
How it works
The Inside Narratives pathway is made up of 60 credits and is equivalent to 50% of the first year of a degree. It is intended to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need, and will guarantee you an interview, to study a degree with the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.
You will study one core module worth 10 credits.
You will either study five 10-credit optional modules from the pathway programme (this can also include other core modules), or four 10-credit optional modules from the pathway programme and one appropriate 10-credit course (after consultation with the Coordinating Lecturer).
If you are accepted onto a degree at Cardiff University you may be eligible for advanced standing. This means that the 60 credits gained from the Inside Narratives pathway programme will contribute directly towards the first year of your degree.
- Inside Literature (10 credits)
- Inside Creative Writing (10 credits)
- Inside Philosophy (10 credits)
- Inside Poetry (10 credits)
- Inside Language (10 credits)
These usually change every academic year. 2021/22 optional modules included:
- The Moral of the Story (10 credits)
- Magic Realism (10 credits)
- Comedy, Tragedy and the Art of Living: Ancient Philosophy and Literature (10 credits)
- Propaganda and Persuasion (10 credits)
- How to Navigate the Apocalypse (10 credits)
- The Tudors: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy (10 credits)
Under normal circumstances, you can expect to complete the pathway within one year, but you can take longer if needed.
If you have any queries or would like to find out more about the Inside Narratives pathway please contact: