The BA (Hons) English at City gives you a range of creative, professional and literary-analytical skills, and an informed and critical understanding of writing in English across time.
The course is designed for students who wish to apply core skills in studying literary texts to writing of all kinds, including their own professional and creative writing (fiction and non-fiction). It is sustained by a commitment to literature as a living and diverse cultural form.
The course encourages students to read widely, analyse and produce writing in various forms and media, and apply skills in professional and creative contexts.
This programme builds on our international reputation in creative writing, journalism and publishing. Core modules introduce and analyse literature in a range of forms and different media and actively explore both creative writing and performance. Through varied learning and assessments, which include portfolios, showcases, projects and traditional essays, you will engage with current debates in literary scholarship while also developing skills in the applied use of English in creative, professional and digital contexts.
In a stimulating, supportive environment our expert staff will encourage you to:
- Read widely, especially in literature related to and written about London
- Analyse and produce writing in various literary forms, including in different media
- Develop interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that are vital to success in the global cultural economy.
Year one is made up of six compulsory modules (120 credits).
In the first year, you will develop a thorough grounding in the study of literature, literary forms and literary theory. You will encounter a range of texts from the British Isles and beyond as you delve into the rich history of writing in English and develop your analytical, critical and creative writing skills.
Fundamentals of Analysis and Criticism – 30 credits
Literature in Historical Context – 30 credits
Forms and Performances of Creative Writing – 15 credits
Developing Creative and Professional Narratives – 15 credits
The Novel, Authorship and Creativity – 15 credits.
Postcolonialism - 15 credits.
Year two is made up of three core and four elective modules (120 credits)
In the second year, three core modules will develop your knowledge and understanding of scholarly content. You will also choose from a range of theoretical, analytical and practical modules (including a Work Placement module) as you begin to specialise your studies.
Shakespeare: Authorship, Dramatic Texts and Audiences – 30 credits
21st Century English and Digital Writing – 15 credits
Creative Writing Workshop – 15 credits
Contemporary Genre Fictions – 15 credits
Romanticism - 15 credits
Reading London 1 - 15 credits
Reading London 2 - 15 credits
Work Placement – 15 credits
Web Creation and Digital Storytelling – 15 credits
Humanitarian Reporting - 15 credits
Sports Journalism - 15 credits.
Reporting Conflict - 15 credits
The Representation of Journalists and the Press in Film and Fiction: 900 to Present Day – 15 credits
Global Popular Musics - 15 credits.
In the third year, you will choose from a broad selection of optional modules, reflecting current trends in literary scholarship and in applied disciplines such as journalism and publishing. You will also complete at least one 30-credit major project module.
Choose one or two from the following core modules:
Major Project: Dissertation – 30 credits
Major Project: Professional Portfolio – 30 credits
Major Project: Creative Writing – 30 credits.
Elective modules include:
Literary Journalism – 15 credits
Publishing in the Digital Age – 15 credits
Global English and English Language Teaching - 15 credits
Intercultural Studies – 15 credits
American Screenwriters – 15 credits
Writing Women - 15 credits
Place and Space - 15 credits
Reporting Science and the Environment - 15 credits
Global Popular Musics - 15 credits
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