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A lot of the Unis I'm looking at seem to have courses where there'll be;
English
English and Linguistics
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Creative writing
English and creative writing

What are the differences between those? Since when looking at the course material, I can't seem to notice anything.
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So English is just literature so Shakespeare and books. Then English and linguistics is a bit of literature and a bit of English language- so looking at how people speak, accents, theories behind speech, language development etc. English and creative writing is some literature but half the degree will evolve writing playscripts/ fiction/ poetry
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A lot of the Unis I'm looking at seem to have courses where there'll be;
English
English and Linguistics
+
Creative writing
English and creative writing

What are the differences between those? Since when looking at the course material, I can't seem to notice anything.
It'll depend on the course however English Literature BA's usually focus specifically upon the in depth study and analysis of literary works. There may be optional modules or joint honours available that will allow you to include Language, Film, American Studies or Creative Writing but, for the most part, you'll be focusing on reading and analysing literary texts.

On an English & Linguistics or English BA, you're likely to have literature as one strand of study but other strands might include English Language, Film & TV, Creative Writing, and Drama, or a more equal split between the study of language and literature elements. If you're studying Linguistics you might also look at the more scientific aspects of language such as language development and construction, or modes of speech.

English and Creative Writing will usually include a mixture of English Literature (reading and analysing texts) with an emphasis on practical application (writing your own texts - poems, fiction, non-fiction, plays etc).

Check the course content and prospectus as what universities mean by 'English' can vary from place to place. Some English BA's are, essentially, English Literature courses whilst others offer a greater focus on English Language, or on providing a broad base with other elements. And if you want a particular aspect and need to check if it is included in a course, drop an email to the university admissions team and ask - they're usually more than happy to help you with course selection and with confirming the course is the right one for you.

Hope that helps!

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It'll depend on the course however English Literature BA's usually focus specifically upon the in depth study and analysis of literary works. There may be optional modules or joint honours available that will allow you to include Language, Film, American Studies or Creative Writing but, for the most part, you'll be focusing on reading and analysing literary texts.

On an English & Linguistics or English BA, you're likely to have literature as one strand of study but other strands might include English Language, Film & TV, Creative Writing, and Drama, or a more equal split between the study of language and literature elements. If you're studying Linguistics you might also look at the more scientific aspects of language such as language development and construction, or modes of speech.

English and Creative Writing will usually include a mixture of English Literature (reading and analysing texts) with an emphasis on practical application (writing your own texts - poems, fiction, non-fiction, plays etc).

Check the course content and prospectus as what universities mean by 'English' can vary from place to place. Some English BA's are, essentially, English Literature courses whilst others offer a greater focus on English Language, or on providing a broad base with other elements. And if you want a particular aspect and need to check if it is included in a course, drop an email to the university admissions team and ask - they're usually more than happy to help you with course selection and with confirming the course is the right one for you.

Hope that helps!

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No problem! I hope you find a course that's right for you! At Keele we run BAs in English Literature, English and Creative Writing, and English and American Literature, as well as combined honours with Education, Film Studies, History, Philosophy and Psychology. If any of those sound interesting, you can find details at https://www.keele.ac.uk/humanities/s...undergraduate/

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