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.
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.
On this course, students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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
We also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers.
English language requirements
For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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