University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course combines the study of literary and non'literary texts with the development of your creative writing skills. The study of texts and their background in the history of ideas informs your progress as a writer, while your experience in producing literary texts in a variety of genres (novel, short story, poetry and drama) enhances your appreciation of literature. We take advantage of our central London location through visits and the opportunity for internships as part of your study.

Course Modules

First year core modules cover beginnings in writing, reflective writing, and what is literature; you will also choose an option from poetry, key words, and Shakespeare and performance, or take a Westminster elective module from across the University. Core modules in the second year focus on reflective writing, and forms of writing; you will also study either the novel or the 19th century, and choose an option from subjects including writing revolutions, travel sickness, making memory, monsters, writing life, or a Westminster elective. In your final year, alongside your writing project and dissertation, you will choose three options from subjects including scriptwriting, modernism, tragedy, contemporary writing, theory, a special writing topic, or satire, morality and the city; you can also take a Westminster elective module.

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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