Unis where I can do a joint degree in creative writing and another subject?

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So for the longest time I had my heart set on doing a Psychology degree but have now begun to doubt whether that is what I really want to study in life. I've always aspired to be a writer too and was pleasantly surprised that you could do a degree in creative writing. However, I know a lot of people say this is a useless degree. So I was wondering if anyone knows of unis that off joint degrees in creative writing + another subject? I've seen that at Bath Spa you can take Psychology and Creative writing but not many others. I also cannot do an English degree since I am not taking it a-level, eek. Thank you!
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So for the longest time I had my heart set on doing a Psychology degree but have now begun to doubt whether that is what I really want to study in life. I've always aspired to be a writer too and was pleasantly surprised that you could do a degree in creative writing. However, I know a lot of people say this is a useless degree. So I was wondering if anyone knows of unis that off joint degrees in creative writing + another subject? I've seen that at Bath Spa you can take Psychology and Creative writing but not many others. I also cannot do an English degree since I am not taking it a-level, eek. Thank you!
Use this, then enter " creative writing and" it will then show all the joint degrees.

https://digital.ucas.com/search

Think carefully about your degree choice and whether you want the degree to be of use at the end in terms of employment.
Creative writing you are backing your own talent.
The market is saturated with psychology students.
If you arent sure, do more research and take a gap before using your one degrees worth of finance.
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Use this, then enter " creative writing and" it will then show all the joint degrees.

https://digital.ucas.com/search

Think carefully about your degree choice and whether you want the degree to be of use at the end in terms of employment.
Creative writing you are backing your own talent.
The market is saturated with psychology students.
If you arent sure, do more research and take a gap before using your one degrees worth of finance.
Thank you. I realised that Psychology is pretty much the most popular degree at the moment which is putting me off of it. I was thinking something like Journalism and Creative writing which I saw quite a few universities offer and although I know that writing and journalism are hard careers to get into but I'd much rather do a degree that I enjoy .
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Thank you. I realised that Psychology is pretty much the most popular degree at the moment which is putting me off of it. I was thinking something like Journalism and Creative writing which I saw quite a few universities offer and although I know that writing and journalism are hard careers to get into but I'd much rather do a degree that I enjoy .
Lots of graduate positions dont specify any degree. Just be aware it might be difficult for employment after unless you are good enough, hence be smart to make yourself a strong candidate.
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Royal Holloway does English and Creative Writing, Drama and Creative Writing, and American Literature and Creative Writing. Roehampton also does Creative Writing as a solo degree alongside some joint honours, so definitely look around! The Bath Spa course sounds fantastic, especially if it combines what you're interested in!
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University of Sunderland offers English with other courses and the English degree is highly customisable.
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So for the longest time I had my heart set on doing a Psychology degree but have now begun to doubt whether that is what I really want to study in life. I've always aspired to be a writer too and was pleasantly surprised that you could do a degree in creative writing. However, I know a lot of people say this is a useless degree. So I was wondering if anyone knows of unis that off joint degrees in creative writing + another subject? I've seen that at Bath Spa you can take Psychology and Creative writing but not many others. I also cannot do an English degree since I am not taking it a-level, eek. Thank you!
I did English and Creative Writing at university & it's definitely not affected the employment of people on my course, they work in fields including: secondary education, primary education, charity/non-profit, business, arts/heritage, marketing etc.

While you don't need a creative writing degree to be a writer, it does help hone your craft. You'll need to be prepared to really a LOT. Also, you could still do a Creative Writing masters, even if you did a different subject at undergraduate level.

What A-levels do you study?
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I did English and Creative Writing at university & it's definitely not affected the employment of people on my course, they work in fields including: secondary education, primary education, charity/non-profit, business, arts/heritage, marketing etc.

While you don't need a creative writing degree to be a writer, it does help hone your craft. You'll need to be prepared to really a LOT. Also, you could still do a Creative Writing masters, even if you did a different subject at undergraduate level.

What A-levels do you study?
I study psychology, sociology and criminology and I want to be in the police when I'm older, which I know you can join when you're 18 but I'd like to go to uni as a backup plan, and as you don't need a specific degree to join the force I thought something like creative writing that I'd enjoy would be a good idea :-)
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I study psychology, sociology and criminology and I want to be in the police when I'm older, which I know you can join when you're 18 but I'd like to go to uni as a backup plan, and as you don't need a specific degree to join the force I thought something like creative writing that I'd enjoy would be a good idea :-)
There are lots of great police fast-track grad scheme that you can also do with a degree! So, that sounds like a good plan.

Film and Creative Writing is an option at a lot of good universities if you were interested in that, such as Essex and Keele. You can also study Creative Writing as a single honours. Doing something you enjoy is a great idea and can also give you loads of transferable skills useful for later life.
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Exeter allows you to combine any two subjects into a joint honours (the option is called Flexible Combined Honours but your degree title will be whatever you studied- e.g. BA Biology and Creative Writing).
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