University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

Creative Writing and English Literature

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Course summary

With our creative writing and English literature degree, you'll explore great literary works and be inspired to find your own creative voice. Our degree in creative writing and English literature explores literature, drama, poetry, fiction, visual art and theatre, mostly from 1800 onwards. You will examine the works themselves and the social and historical contexts in which they were written. The creative writing aspects of the course complement this, enabling you to focus on writing fiction, poetry, performance writing, playwriting, screenwriting and journalism. Popular career options for our creative writing and English literature graduates include professional writing, research, teaching, journalism, publishing and arts administration. You can continue your studies or move into areas such as teaching with one of our postgraduate degrees. What you should know about this course

  • This course provides a grounding in literature from the Renaissance to the present day. Literature is interpreted broadly to include drama and visual narratives.
  • It combines English literature and creative writing in order to develop an understanding of literary texts through both study and practice.
  • You will develop your voice as a writer and a professional by broadening your creative and industry skills.
  • Produce work for the stage and screen, and gain proficiency in writing for online media.
  • The course provides a structured framework for the development of your creative work, with regular feedback from lecturers.

Course details

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Students are assessed through examinations and coursework, including:

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Textual analyses
  • Critical reviews
  • Portfolios of creative writing
  • Course journals
  • Research projects
* Annotated bibliographies.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link.

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2020/21 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2021/22 academic year.
Creative Writing and English Literature at University of Greenwich - UCAS