As part of the Network of Hope  Spurgeon’s College is offering a range of combined BA honours degrees with Liverpool Hope University. The courses are designed and validated by Liverpool Hope University and taught by Liverpool Hope tutors. Face-to-face teaching will take place at Spurgeon’s College, London and the College will provide additional support for students enrolled there on a Network of Hope course. After three years of study, successful students will receive a degree from Liverpool Hope University, one of the UK’s leading Universities.

Start date: October 2021

Duration: Three years

Attendance: Two evenings per week 6-9pm (one 3hr face-to-face teaching session and one 3 hr online teaching session) and four intensive Saturday sessions (10am – 2.30pm), plus independent study (approx. 18 hours per week).

Mode of application: UCAS institution code S57, course code 3L57

Entry requirements: 96 Tariff points + GCSE English grade 4/C or above

Fees: £9,073 per year

Additional costs: You will need to consider the cost of your core textbooks which we estimate to be around £200. You will also require internet access and a laptop or PC to be able to access the online teaching and resources.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

In this combined BA honours degree, you will study two major subject areas equally. Each subject element will be taught in parallel.

CREATIVE WRITING

Studying this Creative Writing course will give you the chance to experience the joys of crafting the written word. The degree focuses on developing you as a writer of poetry and prose (fiction and non-fiction), broadly within the field of literature (poems, short stories, novels, long-form essays). Some professional writing – reviews, blogs and articles for different kinds of media – is also studied. Our focus on creativity and employability means you will be able to produce engaging, innovative and marketable texts.

By studying Creative Writing, you will be empowered with an enhanced command of your craft, increased confidence in expressing your thoughts and emotions, an understanding of the values that inform your writing practice, and the technical skillset to deliver your work to various audiences. Your writing will be enhanced by studying under celebrated writers and academics, as well as developing a range of workplace skills to prepare for fulfilling careers.

The degree will often challenge you and ask you to reach beyond your own experience and interests into those of contemporary and historical communities. Using these as creative stimuli, you will be required to reflect upon social contexts, power, and how truth and justice can be communicated or miscommunicated through creative writing. By the end of the degree, you should have a wide appreciation of forms, genres and applications.

MEDIA & COMMUNICATION

If you want an exciting career in the media but also want to understand how and why the media reports and represents the world in the ways it does, studying this course is the next step for you. Media and Communication provides you with an opportunity to closely study and analyse the ways in which the media industry shapes and is shaped by our world. This course is designed to help you become an industry leader who is equipped to take on the critical task of ensuring a more reliable, trustworthy media industry, and to work within a cross-platform media environment.

The study of Media and Communication is underpinned by the notion of interrogating power. Whether it be through journalism, digital and/or social media studies, we aim to produce graduates who have the skills to hold power to account and contribute to a better world.

APPLICATION PROCESS

There are two ways to apply for the course. You can either apply via UCAS or directly via our website.

For applications via UCAS please click here

Applications via UCASCLEARING

30th June 2021 – Last date for applications. Applications received after this date are automatically entered into clearing

What is Clearing?

Your may be fortunate and hold offers to the universities of your choice, but if not, Clearing is the next step.

Clearing is the process by which universities fill the remaining spaces they have on their courses. During this time, you can contact the university directly to enquire.

For 2021, Clearing starts on the 6th July, and will continue throughout the summer until the 20th October. Your may benefit from Clearing if you (1) are applying to university after the 30th June 2021 (2) didn’t receive any offers OR don’t want to accept any of your offers (3) didn’t meet the initial entry requirements or conditions of your offer. 

UCAS have some dedicated pages to help support you.

To apply directly via our website, please click here.

TARIFF POINTS

There are many ways to achieve 96 UCAS Tariff points. These include…

3 A-levels – Grades CCC, or ACE

2 A-levels plus 2 AS – Grades CC+bb, or CD+aa

2 A-levels plus 1 AS plus Extended Project – Grades CC+b+C, or BC+c+D

1 A-level plus BTEC Diploma – Grades C+MM

BTEC Extended Diploma – Grades MMM

Access to HE Diploma – Grades D9 + M27 + P9, or M45

Use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to see your actual or expected points total.