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English with Creative Writing Brunel University London Degree level: Undergraduate

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Storytelling is part of every culture and reveals much about a person’s lived experience, values and aspirations within a given time. If reading is a pleasure and creative writing very much a part of you, then an English degree with creative writing might appeal.

If you’re ready to explore more widely, think more deeply and consider how you, as a reader, are placed in relation to a text and how that affects your interpretation, you’ve come to the right place.

Brunel offers one of the most highly regarded creative writing courses in the UK, with many staff members active as novelists, writers for performance, or as cultural critics. Through them you will learn and practice the fundamentals of writing in a variety of forms including poetry and film.

After a first year of introductory writing modules with options in literature to develop your critical reading, your exploration in English and creative writing is very much down to your own interests.

In years two and three a wealth of optional modules await you, covering every period and genre in literature from Shakespeare to Austen, comedy to horror and world literature, alongside further writing options in journalism and modern fiction.

Throughout your course you will be encouraged to express your own thoughts and creativity in your coursework and seminars, which will help you to grow as a critic and writer.

English with Creative Writing BA will equip you with personal skills employers’ prize in graduates – exceptional written and verbal communication and the ability to work collaboratively in teams. At Brunel you will be able to develop these in abundance.

Opt for a placement year and you will gain real-world work experience while you study which will further increase your attractiveness to employers when you graduate.

Outside of your classroom, you can look forward to events and activities organised by the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing, including the annual Hillingdon Literary Festival: a free weekend of literary performances from internationally renowned authors, writing workshops and lively debates, right here on campus.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Core Module
Introduction to Writing Fiction
Introduction to Writing Drama
Introduction to Writing Poetry
Workshop Diary
World Literature, World Literacies
Creative Writing Practice

Optional Module
Critical Reading Portfolio
Creative and Critical Portfolio
Reading Resilience
The Creative Process

Year 2
Optional Modules
Nineteenth-Century Novel
Shakespeare Text and Performance
The Women’s Movement: 20th Century and Contemporary Writing
Post-Colonial Writing
Modernism
Romanticism and Revolution
Contemporary British Fiction
Genre Fiction
Writing Journalism
Writing the Short Story
Screenwriting
Life Writing
Writing Contemporary Poetry
Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

Year 3
Project

Optional Module
Psychogeography
Writing Modern Fiction
Writing Comedy
Writing Film and Television
Performance Poetry
Creative Writing and the Creative Industries
Victorian Literature and Culture
The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature
Writing Ireland
Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
Chaucer to Shakespeare
Post-War and Late Twentieth-Century Literature, 1945-2001
Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers
Violence


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 Q3W8
Institution code B84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB including grade B in English
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in a related subject, with an A-level grade B in English. Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits in a relevant subject
Scottish Higher Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 are required to include English and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Higher Level 5 in English
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in English
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject with A level grade B in English
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in a related subject, with an A-level grade B in English. Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and A-level grade B in English
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including grade B in English


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test 65% in Brunel English Language Test with no less than 55% in each subsection

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £15,400 * 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Brunel University London
Kingston Lane
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH


Clearing contact details

Clearing

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Admissions

+44 (0)1895 265 265


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