IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
TOEFL: 90 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
Storytelling is part of every culture and reveals much about a person’s lived experience, values and aspirations within a given time. If reading is a pleasure and creative writing very much a part of you, then an English degree with creative writing might appeal.
If you’re ready to explore more widely, think more deeply and consider how you, as a reader, are placed in relation to a text and how that affects your interpretation, you’ve come to the right place.
Brunel offers one of the most highly regarded creative writing courses in the UK, with many staff members active as novelists, writers for performance, or as cultural critics.Through them you will learn and practice the fundamentals of writing in a variety of forms including poetry and film.
After a first year of introductory writing modules with options in literature to develop your critical reading, your exploration in English and creative writing is very much down to your own interests.
In years two and three a wealth of optional modules await you, covering every period and genre in literature from Shakespeare to Austen, comedy to horror and world literature, alongside further writing options in journalism and modern fiction.
Throughout your course you will be encouraged to express your own thoughts and creativity in your coursework and seminars, which will help you to grow as a critic and writer.
English with Creative Writing BA will equip you with personal skills employers’ prize in graduates – exceptional written and verbal communication and the ability to work collaboratively in teams. At Brunel you will be able to develop these in abundance.
Opt for a placement year and you will gain real-world work experience while you study which will further increase your attractiveness to employers when you graduate.
Outside of your classroom, you can look forward to events and activities organised by the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing, including the annual Hillingdon Literary Festival: a free weekend of literary performances from internationally renowned authors, writing workshops and lively debates, right here on campus.
Course code: Q3W8, QW81 with placement
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CW1700 - Creative Writing Practice
EN1604 World Literature 1: Going Global
EN1605 World Literature 2: Travels and Migrations
EN1704 - Reading Resilience
EN1705 - The Creative Process
EN1807 Critical Reading Portfolio
EN1808 Creative and Critical Portfolio
EN2001 - The Nineteenth-Century Novel
EN2002 - Shakespeare: Text and Performance
EN2011 - Post-Colonial Writing
EN2014 - Modernism
EN2021 - Romanticism and Revolution
EN2610 - Contemporary British and Irish Fiction
EN2605 - Genre Fiction
EN2611 21st Century Fictions of Global Inequality
EN2017 - Writing the Short Story
CW2600 - Life Writing
EN2603 - Writing Contemporary Poetry
EN2606 - Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
relevant to the subject area.
EN3003 - Project
EN3000 - Project
AH3600 - Psychogeography
EN3028 - Writing Modern Fiction
EN3029 - Writing Comedy
CW3600 - Writing Film and Television
EN3612 - Performance Poetry
EN3613 - The Creative Industries
EN3022 - Victorian Literature and Culture
EN3604 - Writing Ireland
EN3605 - Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
EN3617 - Violence
EN3619 - Chaucer to Shakespeare
Several Brunel graduates of creative writing have gone onto publish their own work, but you’ll be well equipped for any role where written English is a central feature including copywriting or scriptwriting for radio or television.
Your future doesn’t have to be in publishing, writing or poetry unless you want it to be, there’s so much you can do with an English and Creative Writing BA. Brunel graduates fit just as easily into other career environments, and the opportunity of doing a placement year to gain experience in a job role and industry sector will be a distinct advantage.
Many Brunel English graduates go into teaching, media-related jobs like publishing, marketing and journalism, and others into the business world as account executives, campaign organisers and consultants.
Above all, English with Creative Writing BA will benefit your own writing, critique and self-expression.
Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year