Overview What will you say? Can you pin your ideas with words, create a world in which a reader can lose herself, discover another perspective—and emerge changed? Immerse yourself in the written word and a thriving community of writers, as you hone your writing craft. Learn from practising, accomplished writers who will guide you in developing your voice. Sharpen your ability to sculpt language, move, and surprise the reader, build worlds, articulate the inexpressible. As you do so, plunge into literature in English from around the world, past and present, finding out how writers have expanded literary possibilities and rewritten conventions to make art of their lived experience and imaginary worlds. Become a more discerning and attentive reader and writer. Turn the page – all yours – what will you write? About This Course ‘Good readers make good writers’ is the ethos of this course. You develop your craft as a writer under the supervision of our world-renowned novelists, poets and playwrights while benefitting from our first-class literature teaching. Your creative and literary training enhance one another. You’re able to draw on the wealth of literature you’ve been reading to inspire your writing, and your understanding of how literature works is deepened by writing it yourself. The teaching of creative writing in the UK began at UEA more than fifty years ago, and we are still widely seen as the home of creative writing in this country. You will be studying at a university rich in famous creative writing alumni, including Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan and Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. Whatever kind of writing you love the most, you’ll develop it over the course of your degree by working closely with our many practising writers in seminars and workshops. In your study of English literature, you’ll have the chance to discover a wealth of writers from the ancient classical past right up to poets and novelists writing now. You’ll explore diverse literary traditions from across the globe, and you’ll tackle a heady mix of genres, which currently range from the gothic to children’s literature, crime writing to Latin American fiction, early modern women’s writing to biography. Norwich is an extraordinary place in which to be a writer. It’s England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, awarded in recognition of the city’s vivid literary heritage and vibrant contemporary writing scene, and home to the National Centre for Writing. You’ll immerse yourself in this community, and you might find yourself sharing your work with a packed audience of students and professional writers at our UEA Live: New Writing series, or attending literary festival events with internationally renowned literary figures. We say that UEA is the place where literature lives – when you join the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, you’ll join a unique and supportive community of critics, writers, and drama practitioners, who bring literature to life every day. You can find out more the activities in our School by following us on Instagram. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. If you do not have an A-Level or equivalent qualification in one of the subjects listed above, once you have submitted your UCAS form we may then contact you to ask you to submit a short analysis of a passage of a literary text in support of your application. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/enquiries
Additional entry requirements
Candidates who are shortlisted will be asked to provide a sample of their creative writing as part of our assessment.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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