City, University of London

Course Introduction

City is a UK top 20 university (Guardian University Guide 2017) and 13th in the UK for starting salaries (The Times Good University Guide 2015). The BA (Hons) English at City combines world'class literary scholarship with the opportunity to develop creative, professional and digital skills that will prepare you for exciting career and postgraduate study options. You will be able to focus on your own practice as well as studying and analysising the work of others. Our staff our passionate about their area of expertise and the course draws on our strengths across the arts such as journalism, media, publishing and the creative industries. City's BA(Hons) English is a unique, world'class degree that enables you to focus on three core strands: literature, professional writing, and creative writing. As well as studying historical and contemporary literature in its many forms, you will explore how the knowledge and skills you gain can be applied to texts of all kinds, including your own creative writing (fiction and non'fiction). During your studies, you will experience literary forms as alive and evolving – especially in the digital environment. This programme builds on our significant international reputation in creative writing, journalism and publishing. In a stimulating, supportive department, our expert staff will equip you with an informed and critical understanding of the many forms of literary and professional English, which you may go on to apply in a wide range of creative and professional contexts.

This course will encourage you to: 1. Read widely, including literature related to and written about London. 2. Analyse and produce narratives in various forms, including in different media. 3.Experience different forms of creative writing in performance. 4. Explore interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that are vital to success in the global cultural economy.

Course Modules

The English BA (Hons) offers three core elements, corresponding to the three years of the full'time degree programme.

Core modules introduce and analyse literature in a range of forms, including in different media; and actively explore both creative writing and performance. Through active teaching to support a variety of assessments, which include portfolios, showcases and projects as well as traditional essays and examinations, you will engage with current debates in literary scholarship while also developing applied skills in the use of English in creative, professional and digital contexts.

Part One: You will develop a thorough grounding in the study of literature, literary forms and literary theory, with core modules which develop your knowledge through the study of key texts and related research. You will encounter a rich range of texts that reflect the rich history of English language’s literary, social and popular forms, as well as more contemporary literary cultures and contexts.

Part Two: You will delve deeper into the scholarly content and also focus your studies in theoretical, creative writing or more applied modules (including a Work Placement module).

Part Three: In your final year, you can choose from a range of professional, research and creative module choices while also deepening your understanding through at least one Major Project.

Core modules introduce and analyse literature in a range of forms, including in different media; and actively explore both creative writing and performance. Through active teaching to support a variety of assessments, which include portfolios, showcases and projects as well as traditional essays and examinations, you will engage with current debates in literary scholarship while also developing applied skills in the use of English in creative, professional and digital contexts.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)