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BA (Hons)English Literature with Creative Writing

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Overview

This degree is offered by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre. It 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 written 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 provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day
To develop your fundamental writing skills in a range of disciplines, while allowing specialisation through a choice of options
To enable you to undertake research and develop the skills to critically evaluate texts and contexts.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Literary Forms of Representation (30 credits)
Case Studies in Short Fiction (30 credits)
The Canon: A Short History of Western Literature (30 credits)

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

Writing for Stage and Screen (30 credits)
Writing Poetry and Prose (30 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)

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

American Fictions (30 credits)
International Bestsellers (30 credits)
Shakespeare, Then and Now (30 credits)

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

Advanced Poetry Writing (30 credits)
Playwriting (30 credits)
Short Story Writing (30 credits)
Writing for the Screen (30 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Literature and Publishing Since 1820 (30 credits)

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

The Literature of the Gothic (30 credits)
English in World Literatures: Postcolonial and Transnational Writing (30 credits)
Contemporary Writing and Critical Theory (30 credits)
Contemporary British Theatre (30 credits)
School for Scandal: The Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (30 credits)
Dissertation (LLT) (30 credits)
Work Placement (LTT) Level 6 (30 credits)

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

Novel Writing (30 credits)
Creative Project (LLT) (30 credits)
Contemporary Publishing (30 credits)

Career opportunities

Your options for careers and further study are wide ranging. You may consider careers in research, teaching, journalism, publishing, the media, arts administration or in central or local government. You might even become a professional writer. Postgraduate programmes are available at the University of Greenwich if you wish to continue your study and practice, or if you’re considering roles in teaching or social work.

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