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BA in English Literature With Creative Writing (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , English Literature

Course Description

This exciting course develops connections between the critical study of English Literature and the creative practice of writing in a variety of forms. You will learn to approach texts as both a reader and a writer, discovering links and synergies between these different perspectives.

Through critical knowledge and practical experience, you will study a broad range of English Literature and Creative Writing in small groups or workshops, led by the research experts in the field or by published writers, in an atmosphere of creative, scholarly enterprise in order to develop skills of critical analysis and imaginative problem solving that are highly valued by employers.

This exciting course develops connections between the critical study of English Literature and the creative practice of writing in a variety of forms. You will learn to approach texts as both a reader and a writer, discovering links and synergies between these different perspectives. Through critical knowledge and practical experience, you will study a broad range of English...

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Course Content

Year 1

Many modules are genre based, each covering a wide range of historical periods, of focusing on writing in a particular genre. You will be introduced you to a range of techniques in Creative Writing. These modules aim to develop in students the skills required for an undergraduate degree in English Literature and / with Creative Writing.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Creative Writing - Poetry
  • Creative Writing - Prose
  • Studying Literature
  • Introduction to Screenwriting

Also, choose from:

  • Writing for Children and Young Adults
  • The Literature of Laughter
  • Exploring America: an Introduction to US Literature
  • The Gothic in Literature and Film
  • Landmarks in Literature
  • Heroes and Villains: an Introduction to Medieval Literature

Year 2

The second year allows you to develop your interests in the novel, short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.

Modules include:

  • The Novel
  • Working-class Fiction
  • Transformative Writing
  • Short Fiction and Poetry
  • Writing Selves
  • Contemporary Literature

Year 3

The third year gives you you the chance to explore one area more fully in the dissertation. You will be supervised on a one-to-one basis by a practising writer as you complete a novel, a collection of short stories or poetry to the very highest standard. Learning to reflect critically on your own practice will prepare you equally for the independence of a career in writing or for postgraduate study.

Compulsory Module:

  • The Creative Writing Dissertation

Modules include:

  • Experimental Writing
  • Cross-Cultural Writing
  • The Open Road

Year 1 Many modules are genre based, each covering a wide range of historical periods, of focusing on writing in a particular genre. You will be introduced you to a range of techniques in Creative Writing. These modules aim to develop in students the skills required for an undergraduate degree in English Literature and / with Creative Writing. Compulsory...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (English Literature / English Language / English preferred but not required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H6 in English Literature or Language)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM**
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis**
  • Access course with English Literature element: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

**Can be considered in conjunction with another qualification in English Literature or Language, e.g. A levels and IB Higher.

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels (English Literature / English Language / English preferred but not required) International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H6 in English Literature or Language) BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM** City...

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Assessment Methods

There are no exams in Creative Writing modules and there is plenty of help on offer as you develop your portfolios for each assessment. Talks and performances by writers, publishers and editors help you to see your writing in the context of the wider literary culture in Wales and beyond.

There are no exams in Creative Writing modules and there is plenty of help on offer as you develop your portfolios for each assessment. Talks and performances by writers, publishers and editors help you to see your writing in the context of the wider literary culture in Wales and beyond.