University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

**With our creative writing and English literature degree, you'll explore great literary works and be inspired to find your own creative voice.**

* Combines English literature and creative writing in order to develop an understanding of literary texts through both study and practice

* The English literature component of the degree emphasises literature since 1800, and interprets 'English literature' broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art and theatre

* Observe the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received

* The creative writing component of the programme gives an opportunity to explore fiction, poetry, performance writing, playwriting, and screenwriting

* Assessments are based on portfolios of work produced each term, journals and reflective essays

This degree allows you to combine studies in English literature and creative writing in order to develop an understanding of literary texts through both study and practice.

The English literature component of the degree emphasises literature since 1800, and interprets 'English literature' broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art and theatre. The courses look at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received.

The creative writing component of the programme gives you the opportunity to explore fiction, poetry, performance writing, playwriting, and screenwriting. Assessment consists of portfolios of work produced each term, alongside journals and reflective essays, during which you will reflect on the development of your writing process.

The aims of the programme are:

* To develop your fundamental writing skills in a range of disciplines, while allowing specialisation through a choice of options

* To provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day

* To enable you to undertake research and develop the skills to critically evaluate texts and contexts.

**Careers**

You may choose to pursue a career in research, journalism, publishing, the media or arts administration, or central or local government. You may even become a professional writer. There is also the option to continue your education and writing, or move into teaching or social work, by studying for a postgraduate qualification.

Course Modules

**Year 1**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Literary Forms of Representation (30 credits)

* Writing for Stage and Screen (30 credits)

* Writing Poetry and Prose (30 credits)

* The Canon: A Short History of Western Literature (30 credits)

**Year 2**

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options:

* Advanced Poetry Writing (30 credits)

* Playwriting (30 credits)

* Short Story Writing (30 credits)

* Writing for the Screen (30 credits)

* Writing Journalism (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)

* Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

* American Fictions (30 credits)

* Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)

* Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)

* International Bestsellers (30 credits)

* Shakespeare, Then and Now (30 credits)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Literature and Publishing Since 1820 (30 credits)

* Creative Project (LLT) (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* The Literature of the Gothic (30 credits)

* English in World Literatures: Postcolonial and Transnational Writing (30 credits)

* Contemporary Writing and Critical Theory (30 credits)

* Contemporary British Theatre (30 credits)

* School for Scandal: The Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (30 credits)

* Dissertation (LLT) (30 credits)

* Work Placement (LTT) Level 6 (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* Novel Writing (30 credits)

* Advanced Screenwriting (30 credits)

* Advanced Playwriting (30 credits)

* Journalism in Practice (30 credits)

* Contemporary Publishing (30 credits)

Start Date:

16/09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees