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Bachelor of English Literature and Creative Writing (Hons)
Bachelor of English Literature and Creative Writing (Hons)

Bachelor of English Literature and Creative Writing (Hons)

  • ID:UH440070
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£75,405.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematicse.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Do you have a story to tell, or have you always wanted to be a writer? Perhaps you want to learn how to be a critical reader or gain a greater understanding of the craft of writing.

Studying English Literature and Creative Writing with us will help you find your voice, whether as a poet, playwright, novelist or scholar of literature.

This joint course combines the study of literature with the practice of creative writing. Studying literature will give you a greater understanding of how literary texts work, while this improved critical insight will help you put principles into practice in your own creative writing.

We offer a stimulating and supportive place in which to explore your ideas, hone your craft and understand literary texts. Our creative writing modules are taught by lecturers who are themselves award-winning practitioners and who bridge the gap between creative and academic approaches to literature. They include our poetry lecturer Wayne Holloway-Smith, winner of the Poetry Society’s Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and Seamus Heaney Prize nominee.

Over the three years you can choose specialist creative writing modules in poetry, creative non-fiction, drama, short story writing and prose fiction. Those specialisms are reflected in our English Literature modules, which range from children’s and young adult literature to film adaptations and work written in English from all over the world.

By the time you graduate, you will have a polished piece of work which has the potential for publication. Recent successes for our students include short stories published in Bandit and AnotherLenz magazines and poetry published in Rising and international magazine Poetry London.

In your first year, an underpinning core module, Becoming a Writer, will introduce you to genres and forms and examine the universalities of dialogue, plot and language. A second core module, Identity and Contemporary Writing, introduces you to some of the most exciting new writing as a model for your own work, while an optional module enables you to specialise in writing for the screen.

The practicalities of getting published or working in literary publishing are explored in a creative writing module in your second year taught by a former editor of Granta, the renowned magazine of new writing. For your final year your particular creative interest can be channelled into a long piece of writing, which can be poetry, prose or drama.

From September 2020, subject to validation, we will be offering a new single hons degree in Creative Writing.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Becoming a Writer, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Communication, Interaction, Context, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Genre Fiction: Building Worlds, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Writing for the screen, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Identity and Contemporary Writing, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Investigating Language, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to English Linguistics 1, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to English Linguistics 2, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Language and Mind, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language in the Media, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • English Grammar, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sounds of English, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Graduate Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Learning and Teaching Language 2, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language and Species, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language in Society, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Forensic Linguistics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language Competencies in Career Development, 15 Credits, Optional
  • History of the English Language, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Research Methods in English Language & Communication, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Writing for the Stage, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language and Imagination: The Art of the Poem, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Writing for the Screen, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Learning and Teaching Language 1, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Literature at Work, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Tell It Slant: Writing and Reality, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Year Abroad, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Short Story Workshop, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Child Language & Communication, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Clinical Linguistics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language & Communication Project, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Language Processing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language & Communication Short Project, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Communication and Cultures, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Meaning and Context, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Chunky Language: Investigating Formulaic Sequences, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Gender in Language and Communication, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Global Englishes, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Creative Writing Project Poetry, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Creative Writing Project Prose, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Creative Writing Project Script, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Corpus-based Studies in English Language, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This course enables you to take steps to becoming a published author. We offer a module on working in literary publishing, while you will gain transferable, intellectual and personal skills such as critical and analytical thinking, creativity and subject knowledge which can be applied to a range of industries. Past English students have gone on to careers in teaching, publishing and the media, journalism and marketing. Many of our graduates go on to higher levels of study, engaging in research in their chosen fields.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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