Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
Your first year is made up of core literature modules which will give you a thorough grounding in different types of literature and different ways of approaching literary analysis in the modules: ‘Poetry’; ‘Prose’; ‘Plays and Performance’ and ‘Language for Literature’.
Your Creative Writing modules will give you a foundation in writing across different genres on the double weighted ‘Creative Writing Foundation’ module, as well as an introduction to the professional aspects of contemporary writing in ‘Contemporary Creative Writing’.
Detailed descriptions of English and Creative Writing first year modules
In the second year you will choose ‘Histories of Literature’ modules to deepen your knowledge and understanding of different literary periods. You will also either take our specialist Shakespeare module ‘Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean or choose one ‘Themes in Literature’ option module.
On the Creative Writing side you will further develop your writing skills in modules on ‘Poetry and Prose Writing’ and ‘Drama and Media Writing’ and will gain an insight into the editorial process on our ‘Editing’ module.
Detailed descriptions of English and Creative Writing second year modules
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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In your final year you will choose three modules from an impressive range of 'Literature Special Subjects', working closely with specialists in each field.
By your final year as a Creative Writing student you will have found your ‘voice’ and ‘genre’ and so you will be ready to complete a substantial individual 'Creative Writing Project', chosen and structured according to your own writing interests. You will also choose a 'Creative Writing Special Subject' focusing on a more specialist genre.
Detailed descriptions of English and Creative Writing final year modules