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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.
Introduction to Writing Fiction
Introduction to Writing Drama
Introduction to Writing Poetry
World Literature, World Literacies
Creative Writing Practice
Critical Reading Portfolio
Creative and Critical Portfolio
The Creative Process
Shakespeare Text and Performance
The Women’s Movement: 20th Century and Contemporary Writing
Romanticism and Revolution
Contemporary British Fiction
Writing the Short Story
Writing Contemporary Poetry
Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes
Writing Modern Fiction
Writing Film and Television
Creative Writing and the Creative Industries
Victorian Literature and Culture
The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature
Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
Chaucer to Shakespeare
Post-War and Late Twentieth-Century Literature, 1945-2001
Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|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
Fees and funding
|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.
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