Royal Holloway, University of London

American Literature and Creative Writing Royal Holloway, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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By combining the study of American Literature and Creative Writing, you'll become an informed and critical reader of the American literary tradition, as well as a confident and expressive writer - whether specialising as a poet, playwright, or author of fiction.

Studying at one of the UK's most dynamic English departments will challenge you to develop your own critical faculties. Learning to write creatively and critically analyse in tandem, you'll be exposed to a huge variety of literature while you develop your own writing practice.

You'll also examine a variety of areas in American literature, including the literature of the first encounter, nineteenth-century and African-American writing, satire, New York School poetry, drama, the urban novel and writing about music and the novella.

You will be taught by internationally known scholars, authors, playwrights and poets who are specialists in their fields, producing ground-breaking written work and appearing at literary festivals around the world.

You will have the chance to take courses in other departments, studying American history or film, to broaden your understanding of America.
You will be offered the chance to study abroad, enhancing your understanding of the USA or another country.
You will be taught by academics who have won national and College prizes for teaching and for their publications, including practicing American novelists Ben Markovits and Douglas Cowie.
Learn how to create, criticise and shape an artistic work: a valuable life skill with uses beyond writing poetry, plays or novels. From journalism and website creation to advertising and academic publishing – you'll be able to use the skills you pick up in character, voice, ambiguity, style and cultural context.

Course details

Modules

Please refer to our website for information:
https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/english/american-literature-and-creative-writing.aspx

Assessment method

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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

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Course code Q324
Institution code R72
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 AAB - ABB Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
Required: A Level Grade A in English Literature or English Language & Literature.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Pass with at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and the remaining level 3 credits at Merit. All level 3 English studies units must be passed with Distinction. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is only acceptable if you have had a considerable break from education.
Scottish Higher AAABB Including A in English Literature or English Literature & Language
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 at Higher Level including 6 in English with a minimum of 32 points overall
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level including H2 in English Literature or English Language & Literature
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Distinction, Distinction in relevant subject plus A Level Grade A in English Literature or English Language & Literature.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Plus A Level grades A, B including A in English Literature or English Language & Literature.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB - ABB AAB including A in English Literature or English Language & Literature
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on study@royalholloway.ac.uk to discuss your situation.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £16,900 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

*The tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations, and for students who starting a degree in the academic year 2018/19 was £9,250 for that year, and is shown for reference purposes only. The tuition fees for UK and EU undergraduates have not yet been confirmed for students starting a degree in the academic year 2019/20. There is a different fee for a year spent abroad or working in industry.

Sponsorship information

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/undergraduate/feesandfunding/bursariesandscholarships/home.aspx

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Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham
TW20 0EX


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