University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

**Our English literature with creative writing degree boosts your skills in literary analysis and helps you develop your own creative voice.**

**Why study this at Greenwich?**

* This degree is offered by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre

* It allows combination of 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 focuses on literature written 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 provides 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 students will reflect on the development of the writing process

This degree is offered by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre. It 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 written 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 provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day

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

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

Course Modules

**Year 1**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Literary Forms of Representation (30 credits)

* Case Studies in Short Fiction (30 credits)

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

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

* Writing for Stage and Screen (30 credits)

* Writing Poetry and Prose (30 credits)

**Year 2**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* 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)

* International Bestsellers (30 credits)

* Shakespeare, Then and Now (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 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)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Literature and Publishing Since 1820 (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 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)

* Creative Project (LLT) (30 credits)

* Contemporary Publishing (30 credits)

Start Date:

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
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas 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
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees