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BA HonsEnglish Literature and Creative Writing

University of Gloucestershire
United Kingdom, Gloucestershire
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Overview

Pursue your passion for story, literature and creativity, immersing yourself in great literary works while developing your own creative writing skills. The mixture of English Literature and Creative Writing will help you become both a critical and creative writer. You’ll be mentored by published authors in both fields such as Professor John Hughes, famous for Invisible Now: Bob Dylan in the 1960s, and author Tyler Keevil, winner of the Journey Prize and the 2014 Wales Book of the Year People’s Prize.

On the course you’ll develop skills in different writing strands including prose, poetry and drama, both from a creative and critical perspective. As you progress you can explore specialisms such as transgressive writing, crime fiction, sci-fi, and American literature.

In your final year, you’ll also learn about the publishing industry and how to submit your work to professional magazines and markets. As one of our writers, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with professionals from the Everyman Theatre, and see your work performed by actors in a staged reading.

You’ll also be able to get published in our student-led magazine, Show Don’t Tell, as well as our annual paperback anthology, the New Writing Series. Internships are also available for career preparation.

You’ll benefit from industry links with the Parabola Arts Centre, the Everyman Theatre and London-based literary agency Johnson & Alcock, which judges our annual novel writing contest. Cheltenham is also home to The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival that attracts writers, journalists, philosophers and historians from around the globe. Our students volunteer, interview speakers and blog about the event.

Career opportunities

  • Writer/author
  • Playwright
  • Journalist/reporter
  • Editor
  • Marketer
  • Teacher/lecturer
  • Publisher, Primary
  • Seconary Teacher (upon completion of teacher training)
Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

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

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

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

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States