This programme builds on our international reputation in creative writing, journalism and publishing. You will study the written word across time and space, from Shakespeare to social media, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to comic books. By the end of the degree you will have produced your own creative and professional writing. You will also have developed critical and analytical skills needed to understand how the written word shapes, and is shaped by, the world we live in.
- Immerse yourself in world literature and engage with current debates in literary scholarship
- Write creatively, professionally and analytically in a range of different forms, via a range of different media
- Learn from a team of expert lecturers who are passionate about engaging with the written word in all its forms
- Develop employability skills with a placement module in a relevant business, like publishing, teaching, journalism and the arts
- Or spend a full year on work placement – there are amazing opportunities on your doorstep in London’s exciting Knowledge Quarter
- Access awe inspiring library collections – including the Senate House Library, with millions of books and beautiful study spaces, and nearby British Library.
In year 1 you will develop a thorough grounding in the study of literature, literary forms and literary theory. Encounter a range of texts from the British Isles and beyond as you delve into the rich history of writing in English. Core modules include: • Fundamentals of Analysis and Criticism • Literature in Historical Context • Forms and Performances of Creative Writing • Storytelling • The Novel, Authorship and Creativity • Postcolonialism Year 2 will see you deepen your knowledge and understanding of scholarly content with a range of modules covering different authors, genres and approaches. Choose from a range of theoretical, analytical and practical modules including a Work Placement module. Core modules include: • Shakespeare: Authorship, dramatic texts and audiences • 21st Century English and Digital Writing • Creative Writing Workshop Elective modules include: • Contemporary Genre Fictions • Romanticism • Reading the City: Victorian and Early Twentieth-Century London • Reading the City: London after World War and Empire • Career Development and Work Placement • Web Creation and Digital Storytelling • Visual Journalism • Humanitarian Reporting • Sports Journalism • Video Game Music • Global Popular Musics In year 3 you will choose from a broad selection of elective modules, which reflect current trends in literary scholarship and in applied disciplines such as journalism and publishing. Complete at least one 30-credit major project module. Core electives include: • Major Project: Dissertation • Major Project: Professional Portfolio • Major Project: Creative Writing Elective modules include: • Literary Journalism • Publishing in the Digital Age • Global English and English Language Teaching • Writing the Global City • American Screenwriters • Writing Women • Place and Space • Reporting Science and the Environment • Reporting Conflict • Global Popular Musics • Romantic Aesthetics
Your programme assignments will be assessed via a mix of coursework and unseen written examinations to assess your knowledge of the academic subjects and key concepts. Your coursework will be assessed through:
- Professional, reflective and creative portfolios
- Reading diaries
- Group assignments, including projects and presentations
- Live showcase events.
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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