The Creative Professional Writing and Philosophy integrated joint provides an opportunity for students to develop their own talent for writing, alongside a disciplined engagement with Philosophy. The programme offers a supported, stimulating and multicultural environment in which students can create, analyse and interpret different forms and styles of writing; it allows them to engage with concepts and theories within Philosophy, and to develop a specialised philosophical vocabulary. The Foundation year prepares students for university level study. Successful completion of our Foundation course permits access to any of our Humanities or Media BA (Hons) degree courses, which include English, English Language, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Media, Philosophy and Religious Studies — many of which can be taken singly as specialist degrees or together as ‘joint’ degree routes. The Foundation year begins with modules aimed at providing transferable study skills and then, in the second semester, gives students the opportunity to study more specialist modules, with a focus on various aspects of Humanities and Media. The Creative Professional Writing and Philosophy degree will enable students to communicate more effectively in writing, and to enhance their own creative and critical judgement. Students will also develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills, including higher order conceptual and communication skills, enterprise, digital literacy and IT awareness, all of which are of immense value in graduate employment.