Creative Writing and English Literature, BA Hons

This degree allows you to combine studies in English literature and creative writing in order to develop an understanding of literary texts through both study and practice. The English literature component of the degree emphasises literature since 1800, and interprets 'English literature' broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art and theatre. The courses look at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received. The creative writing component of the programme gives you the opportunity to explore fiction, poetry, performance writing, playwriting, and screenwriting. Assessment consists of portfolios read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

Overview

Overview

This degree allows you to combine studies in English literature and creative writing in order to develop an understanding of literary texts through both study and practice.

The English literature component of the degree emphasises literature since 1800, and interprets 'English literature' broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art and theatre. The courses look at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received.

The creative writing component of the programme gives you the opportunity to explore fiction, poetry, performance writing, playwriting, and screenwriting. Assessment consists of portfolios of work produced each term, alongside journals and reflective essays, during which you will reflect on the development of your writing process.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop your fundamental writing skills in a range of disciplines, while allowing specialisation through a choice of options
  • To provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day
  • To enable you to undertake research and develop the skills to critically evaluate texts and contexts.

What you'll study

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Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations and coursework, including: 

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Textual analyses
  • Critical reviews
  • Portfolios of creative writing
  • Course journals
  • Research projects 
  • Annotated bibliographies.

Careers

You may choose to pursue a career in research, journalism, publishing, the media or arts administration, or central or local government. You may even become a professional writer. There is also the option to continue your education and writing, or move into teaching or social work, by studying for a postgraduate qualification.

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