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English Literature with Creative Writing, BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • This degree is offered by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre
  • It allows combination of 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 focuses on literature written 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 provides 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 students will reflect on the development of the writing process

Overview

Overview

This degree is offered by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre. It 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 written 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 provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day
  • To develop your fundamental writing skills in a range of disciplines, while allowing specialisation through a choice of options
  • To enable you to undertake research and develop the skills to critically evaluate texts and contexts.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points, which should include at least 104 points from A2 A-levels. 

You'll also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics. 

We also accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted. 

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • Candidates may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

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

Your options for careers and further study are wide ranging. You may consider careers in research, teaching, journalism, publishing, the media, arts administration or in central or local government. You might even become a professional writer. Postgraduate programmes are available at the University of Greenwich if you wish to continue your study and practice, or if you're considering roles in teaching or social work.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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