This dynamic English and Creative Writing degree combines intensive study of creative and professional writing with a range of complementary modules that explore English literature, English language, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Alongside developing your skills in writing fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and non-fiction, you’ll gain specialist skills in analysis and close reading. The development of these skills means you’ll be ready for the workplace when you graduate. There are also many opportunities to showcase your written work.
Year One From the start, this course encourages you to read widely and experiment in a variety of ways in order to achieve a good standard of creative and professional writing. You will become confident in close reading. In your first year, you’ll study core creative writing modules that will introduce you to the practice of writing fiction, poetry, and for the media. You will study English literature modules, including Thinking with Texts, and can choose from a range of optional English literature and language modules that explore topics as diverse as women’s writing, poetry, the influence of communicative and sociolinguistic contexts, and the past, present and future of the English language. Optional modules in TESOL include lexis and phonology. Year Two In year two, you’ll build on this foundation and start to choose areas of study in creative writing. Modules such as Non-Fiction, Writing for Children complement the work you will do in the Fiction and Poetry workshop. You can focus closely on the subjects within literature, language and TESOL you are most interested in, or you can continue to study a broad range of subjects. There are also options in literature, language, and TESOL if you wish. Literature modules examine the English Renaissance, the Nineteenth-Century, Modernism and the American Dream. Language, Power and Ideology continues to explore the way in which language works and in TESOL, you will begin to learn about the theory and practice of teaching English to students of other languages. Year Three In your final year, you can focus on creative writing or continue to broaden your study in other areas of literature and language. You’ll also complete a dissertation in one of these subject areas. Year three modules deal with modern and contemporary literature, advanced topics in language and other advanced and specialised creative writing modules. As a TESOL student, you will plan, deliver and be assessed on your teaching practice and, if successful, gain an accredited certificate in TESOL.
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
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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