University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course combines the opportunity to improve your writing skills with the development of a thorough understanding of the English language. In addition to studying how the language works in its spoken and written forms and the different kinds of English that exist today, the course provides structured support and guidance in the development of writing skills in various genres (the novel, the short story, poetry, drama, and non'fictional writing).

Course Modules

First year core modules cover beginnings in writing, reflective writing, and words, meaning and text; you will also choose an option from either introduction to language and literature, or language myths, or take a Westminster elective module from across the University. Core modules in the second year focus on reflective writing, history and discourse, and forms of writing. You will also take one option module from writing life, literary linguistics, child language acquisition, or a Westminster elective module. In your final year, alongside the writing project and a core module on studies in literary language, you will take a creative writing module on either scriptwriting or a special writing project, and two language modules from language contact and change, language and power, language form, and applied language studies. You can also choose to take a work experience module, or a Westminster elective, in place of one of the third year options.

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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) £12,750 Overseas Fees