Creative Writing and English Literature, BA Hons

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 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 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.

UCAS code

QW38 G BA/CWEng

Department

Literature, Language & Theatre

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

OF WHICH 240 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

* Entry requirements are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm detailed requirements before making your application.

Assessment

Students are assessed through coursework (essays, presentations, textual analyses, critical reviews, portfolios of creative writing, course journals, research projects and annotated bibliographies) and examinations.

Career options

Graduates can find careers in research, teaching, journalism, publishing, the media or arts administration, central or local government, retail or social work. Some students may find employment as professional writers. Students may also wish to continue their study and practice of writing through postgraduate programmes. Those wishing to become teachers would be expected to gain a postgraduate qualification.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

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English and Creative Writing

Study one of our English or creative writing programmes and explore the written word in all its forms, from drama and visual arts to fiction and poetry.

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