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BA English Literature and Creative Writing

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  • Objectives
    This course combines the study of literary and non-literary texts in English with the development of your own skills in writing creatively. The study of texts and their background in the history of ideas informs your progress as a writer, whilst your experience in producing literary texts in a variety of genres (the novel, the short story, poetry, drama) enhances your appreciation of literature. The course takes full advantage of our central London location through visits and the opportunity for internships as part of your study. This course will be of particular interest to those who wish to write or develop their reading with the experience that comes from writing literary texts oneself.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Three A levels (A2) at grades BCC or two A levels (A2) at grades BB; other Curriculum 2000 combinations of units will be considered on an individual basis. Non-native speakers of English must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. International Baccalaureate candidates are welcomed. Students wishing to study Creative Writing will be asked to submit a portfolio of pieces of creative writing which they feel are most representative of their potential. This can be of any genre or a mixture of genres and should not exceed 10,000 words in total.
  • Academic Title
    BA English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Course description
    BA English Literature and Creative Writing


    At each level, modules focus on either writing in particular forms, or on the study of literature (particular periods, authors or genres, or literary theories and the history of ideas). Modules in Creative Writing work in tandem with modules in English Literature, particularly at Credit Level 6, when you will produce either a single substantial work (novel, play) or a portfolio of shorter work (short fiction, poetry) whilst studying related Literature modules. There is a strong focus on future career opportunities, with a programme of visiting speakers from relevant professional areas, and an opportunity to do an internship within the fields of publishing and theatre at Credit Level 6. A wide variety of modules are available, including the following:

    Credit Level 4

    Composition 1 and 2; Contemporary Britain; History of Ideas; Introduction to Critical Approaches; Theatre Studies; The Renaissance; The Victorians; Ways of Reading; Writing London

    Credit Level 5

    Critical Theory; Gender and Sexuality; Modernism; Postcolonial Literature; Romanticism; Theories of Representation; The Rise of the Novel; Writing Poetry; Writing Prose Fiction

    Credit Level 6

    British Theatre; Creative Writing Project; Dissertation; Internship; Literature and Psychoanalysis; Postmodernism; Reading Gothic; Reading Women; Renaissance Drama

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