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This one-year part-time course is one of two Diplomas in this discipline offered by the Institute of Continuing Education and is designed for those who have completed a Certificate in Creative Writing or who have appropriate knowledge, experience and enthusiasm in this field.

Progression for students who have completed this course is provided in a number of our Creative Writing courses: the Undergraduate Diploma in Advanced Fiction and Writing for Performance (FHEQ Level 5) and the MSt in Creative Writing (FHEQ Level 7)

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Teaching & Assessment

Teaching

This is a blended Diploma level course and the content, activities and interaction for each of the three units will be taught online. You will have access to resources, discussion forums, and course tasks within ICE's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Teaching methods will include lectures, presentations by guest speakers and facilitators, interactive and experiential learning activities, reading and assignments to be completed by participants outside classroom sessions and online discussion forums.

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. In particular, you will be expected in each unit to:

  • attend all the scheduled teaching sessions; 
  • participate actively in class work;
  • undertake reading and assignments set by the tutor;
  • access resources and submit assignments through the VLE.

Course Timeline

  • Course (Unit 1) Start Date: Monday 19th October
  • Unit 1 submission deadline: Wednesday 6th January 2021
  • Unit 2 start date: Monday January 4th 2021
  • Unit 2 submission deadline: Wednesday 31st March 2021
  • Unit 3 start date: Monday 5th April 2021
  • Unit 3 submission deadline: Friday 4th June 2021

Assessment

During the course you will assessed by a series of assignments. Further details will be provided in the course guide.

In addition to attending the taught elements of the course and submitting assignments you will need to set aside time for independent study. Credit is generally calculated in terms of hours of study and assumes that each credit is awarded for around 10 hours of successful learning; so, by this calculation, a 60-credit course will involve around 600 hours of successful study. Examples of how study may be broken down are: pre-class preparation, classroom time (lectures, seminars, discussion, presentations, debates, case-studies etc.); engagement with the VLE; peer-to-peer interaction, preparations for assignments, assignment writing and feedback and so on.

What is the status of this qualification?

The course is taught and awarded at second-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 5) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the first year of full-time undergraduate study.

 

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Course dates

19 Oct 2020 to 04 Jun 2021

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

14 Sep 2020

Course fee

Home: £2,150
Overseas: £2,150

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Venue

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ5

Course code

2021DCR101