Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

English (W61)

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Course summary

Whether it’s reading between the lines, exploring the written and spoken word, or developing your writing skills in several genres, this qualification is for you. With stimulating options in English literature, English language and creative writing, it provides opportunities to encounter a range of texts from different historical periods and diverse cultural settings; explore English language use in global contexts; and develop and reflect on your own writing practice. Key features of the course

  • Learn how to analyse a wide range of texts including novels, poetry and drama
  • Explore the work of some famous authors alongside some lesser known – but equally fascinating – writers
  • Explore the history of the English language and understand its development as a global language
  • Develop and reflect on your own writing practice

Course details


This diploma has two stages. Stage 1 combines an introductory arts and humanities module with a module chosen from a wide range of subjects. Next, in Stage 2, you’ll choose two from modules in English literature, English language and creative writing. In literature, you’ll study different approaches and techniques for reading literary texts from the Renaissance onwards, including drama, poetry, prose fiction, autobiography and travel writing. The English language module explores its history, contemporary usage and position in the world. In the creative writing module, you’ll focus on the creative process, develop your fiction, poetry and life-writing skills, and learn about the publishing process.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12912 Whole course
International £12912 Whole course
England £12912 Whole course
Channel Islands £12912 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £12912 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4296 Whole course
Scotland £4296 Whole course
Wales £5232 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
English (W61) at Open University - UCAS