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BA (Hons)Creative Writing and English Literature

University of Worcester
United Kingdom, Worcester
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Overview

Studying for a Joint Honours degree in Creative Writing and English Literature gives you the opportunity to combine your own development as a writer with academic study of literary texts in English. The two courses offer complementary yet contrasting approaches to thinking about writing and the dynamic, multi-faceted contexts of its production.

Creative Writing aims to nurture your confidence as a writer and to support your development as a critical and skilful analyst of writing. You’ll also develop your commercial practice (writing for magazines, reviewing, scriptwriting, editing) and your understanding of the publishing industry. Studying English Literature allows you to develop skills in close and creative reading, theoretical concepts and a critical awareness of the relationship between texts and their contexts.

Career opportunities

The Creative and Professional Writing element of the course will provide a foundation for students who are interested in developing writing as a profession, for example in the creative industries and/or commercial markets and an understanding of how writers make a living. Graduates may equally go on to work in sectors such as publishing, the media, marketing and communications. The course also provides an excellent basis for further study or for self-employment as a freelance writer.

Graduates from this course will be very successful candidates for careers in teaching because of the emphasis on writing in the new English curricula. Many English Literature graduates will take a fourth year postgraduate Certificate in Education before entering the teaching profession. Other students will take a certificate in TEFL and become teachers of English as a second language at home or abroad.

Those graduates who achieve particularly good results in their first degree will choose to progress to a Masters course, which will then often lead to a career as a researcher or further study to PhD. Many students progress to careers requiring good communication skills such as Public Relations or develop research careers with media or publishing companies.

Throughout the English Literature element of the course, there is a focus on developing employability which includes attractive opportunities for work experience, a credited work project module, and a career and professional development module. Students are also strongly encouraged to take up the opportunity to study abroad for a semester.

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