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BA (Hons)Creative Writing and History

University of Chichester
United Kingdom, Chichester
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Overview

Explore the relationships between creative writing and historical change across a wide range of modules offered by our History&Politics and English departments. The joint degree is the prefect combination for students wanting do creative practice, learn to write historical fiction, and gain cutting edge research knowledge about the past. In addition to creative writing training and history modules, the programme links the student to museums,galleries and creative spaces located in the city. The department teaching team include world recognized writers and historians, including the prize winning Penguin novelist of Unexploded, Professor Alison MacLeod.

Programme structure

Qualify with a degree that gives you skills in creative writing alongside historical analysis, critical debate, and research. Students take 50% of their degree on modules that focus on creative writing theory and practice and 50% on history modules that range from medieval history to contemporary history of the twenty first century. The combination means that writers gain access to research skills and informed historical knowledge.

Typical study will include:

Level 4 (Year One)

The Crusades
The Tudors
First World War Homefront
Modern European History
Introduction to Writing
Poetry, Prose and Life Writing
Literary Criticism and history
Level 5 (Year Two)

Historical research methods
Medieval ideas and theologies
Witchcraft
Nineteenth Century British and World history
Colonial and Decolonization histories
Postwar Britain: from the 1950s to 1990s
Writing for Radio Drama
Writing for Stage
Children’s Fiction
Level 6 (Year Three)

Dissertation in Creative Writing or History
Apartheid
Dictators and Resistance
British Cultural History
Death (Historical attitudes)
Early Modern Shopping and Trade
Graphic novels and history representation
New York
Globalization and its Enemies
Writing the Novel
Writing the Short Story
Screenwriting
Advanced Poetry
Flash Fiction
Fantasy and Science Fiction

Career opportunities

The advantage of this interdisciplinary course is the range of career and research opportunities it opens up, from cultural events management to future academic study (via MA and PhD), from teaching (via a PGCE route) to heritage work. Graduates from the University of Chichester have succeeded in a range of careers and research roles, from research librarian to MA and PhD studies. We offer a supportive environment to ensure your future success.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States