BA English with Creative Writing offers you the chance to study English literature and language from its earliest forms through to the contemporary moment, as well as the opportunity to hone your own creative writing skills. While reading Shakespeare, you can be learning to write your own sonnets; while learning about the form of the autobiography you can be reading those of Nabokov, Wright and Angelou. This dynamic and exciting course will immerse you in a great tradition, while enabling you to fashion your own literary innovations.
In your first year, you will explore key texts, as well as taking modules that will give you a foundation in the study of literature and the practice of creative writing. In second year, you will have the opportunity to discover literature from the early medieval period, exploring the literary and theoretical moments and movements that have shaped contemporary literary studies, alongside advanced creative writing modules. In final year, you will choose modules in both English literature and Creative Writing, allowing you to specialise in your areas of interest. From Victorian literature to postmodern writing, your final year is an exciting culmination of your studies.
You will be assessed by range of different methods, in order to reflect the number of different skills you will acquire, including essays, group-work projects, oral presentations, reviews, portfolios, and exams. These assessments are designed to help you build confidence in a range of areas and to provide prospective employers with evidence that you can work effectively both as an independent researcher and as a team member. Your final degree result will be based on the work you do in the second and third years of your degree.
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