Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Why choose this course?**

– You’ll be able to take advantage of a huge range of opportunities and activities, including research, group events and lectures, Kingston Language Scheme and the Writers’ Centre, Kingston.

– You’ll understand how style and meaning are created and interpreted through spoken and written texts, and apply this knowledge to your own writing.

– You’ll graduate with skills that employers seek, such as: communication, critical thinking, organisation, intercultural awareness, team work and the ability to work independently.

**About this course**

This degree offers you the chance to both study and write in a variety of genres and media. These include poetry, prose and non-fiction, professional writing, and writing for performance on stage, radio and screen. You’ll also explore topics and debates in the fields of creative writing, English literature and English language. You’ll examine how literature shapes, and is shaped by, wider social and cultural contexts.

You’ll develop your oral and written communication and establish a strong foundation in the study of literature and language. There is a strong emphasis on developing skills in critical reading, writing and analysis.

Course Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1

- Reading London: Drama, Poetry and Prose

- Introduction to Creative Writing

- Writing that Works

- Introduction to Communication

Year 2

- Independent Research Studies

- Independent Creative Writing

- Optional modules including:

- Language and Society

- Language and Cognition

- Style and meaning

- Deadly Desires/Dangerous Discourse: Gothic Literature and Theory

- Being Human: Self, Subject, Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

- Sex and the City: From Victorian Metropolis to Modernist Wasteland

- Transforming Realities: Innovation and Social Change in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

- Selfhood and Nation: Life and Literature in an Age of Imperial Expansion, 1660-1830

- Content, Form and Creativity

Year 3

- Dissertation

- Professional Communication Skills

- Optional modules, including:

- Special Study: Narrative

- Special Study: Meaning

- Special Study: Discourse and Social Media

- Special Study Language Processing

- Radical Writers

- Children’s Literature for Adult Readers

- Special Author

- American Countercultures

- British Black and Asian Writing

- Imagined Places: Humans, Animals and Cyborgs

- Making Shakespeare: Text, Performance and Adaptation

- Gender and Sexuality

- Creative Writing Dissertation Project

- Creative Writing Special Study: Narrative Techniques in Popular Fiction

- Creative Writing Special Study: Get a Life: Forms of (Auto)biography

- Creative Writing Special Study: Scriptwriting

- Creative Writing Special Study: Poetry: Experiments and Innovations

Start Date:


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