Anglia Ruskin University

Writing and English Literature Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Want to get published? Learn the all-important techniques by studying some of the world’s most famous writers. Share your writing with published authors and other students in a supportive environment, while developing critical and literary skills that will help you catch the eye of publishers, agents and other employers.
Develop your writing with help from our award winning poets, short story writers and novelists.

On our writing modules, you’ll develop your creative and professional writing skills through independent work as well as in our interactive workshops and seminars. We offer modules in social media and events organisation, and the opportunity to explore the world of publishing. Our teaching staff will give you invaluable feedback – as will your fellow students. Combining this with an exploration of areas such as grammar, style and critical writing, you’ll discover new ways to express your literary talent.

By studying Writing and English Literature, you’ll explore how our most treasured authors approached their craft, and apply this knowledge to your own writing. Our English literature modules allow you to balance your study of traditional writers like Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and Woolf with an exploration of genres such as modern science fiction, children's literature and contemporary women's writing. We have specialists in nineteenth century radical and religious literature, in modernism, the Gothic and children’s literature.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by published writers, critics, journalists and professionals from related fields, who can show you the skills and techniques that publishers look for in new writers.

Course details


Year one, core modules

A History of English Literature from Chaucer to Equiano A History of English Literature, from the present to 1789 Introduction to Imaginative Writing: Prose Fiction Language and Criticism for Writers Introduction to Literary Criticism

Year one, optional modules

Writing to Entertain, Inform and Persuade

Year two, core modules

News and Feature Writing Shakespeare and Performance Writing Drama Writing Short Fiction

Year two, optional modules

Romantic Conflicts The Victorian Experience: Texts and Contexts Postcolonialism Dialogue and Debate: More to Milton The History of the Book Writing Historical Fiction Myth and Medievalism Special Topic 1: Bible and Literature Screenwriting: The Feature Film

Year three, core modules

Writing Poetry Contemporary Fiction

Year three, optional modules

Major Project Major Writing Project Scriptwriting Special Topic 2: Modernism Working in English and Media Adaptations and Afterlives: the Art of Rewriting Stories Modern Science Fiction Portfolio Film Journalism Writing Creative Non-Fiction Literature and Exile: Displacement, Identity, Self

Optional modules available all years

Anglia Language Programme

Assessment method

You’ll show your progress through a combination of writing portfolios, critical commentaries, presentation, performance, video and audio recordings, proposals, reading journals, exams, essays and reviews.

Each year you’ll prepare a Personal Development Portfolio, which includes a CV and personal statement. This will give you the chance to reflect on your progress to date, the skills you’ve developed and any extracurricular activities that will help you when looking for work.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code WQ83
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.
A level 96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed

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