Literature and Creative Writing, B.A. | University of Essex | Colchester, United Kingdom
36 months
Duration
17700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Literature and Creative Writing course offered by the University of Essex offers a unique approach to the practice of reading and writing, combining more familiar British and American perspectives and readings with other influential schools of writing, from the study of tradition and myth to the innovative practice of the Workshop of Potential Literature or Oulipo in France.

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Overview

You deepen your knowledge of literary tradition across a variety of genres in order to develop your practical skills of understanding, expression and invention. Pursue your love of reading and explore some of the most important novels, poems, and plays from the United States, the Caribbean and Europe while developing your own writing through a variety of planned readings and writing exercises.

We’ll teach you to be your own editor; critically judging your own and others’ work is invaluable in transforming your work from something good to something great.

Your future after the Literature and Creative Writing course offered by the University of Essex

Many of our creative writing students have gone on to successfully publish their work, notable recent alumni including:

  • Ida Løkås, who won a major literary prize in Norway for The Beauty That Flows Past, securing a book deal
  • Alexia Casale, whose novel Bone Dragon was published by Faber & Faber and subsequently featured on both the Young Adult Books of the Year 2013 list for The Financial Times, and The Independent’s Books of the year 2013: Children
  • Elaine Ewert, recent graduate from our MA Wild Writing, placed second in the New Welsh Writing Awards
  • Patricia Borlenghi, the founder of Patrician Press, which has published works by a number of our alumni
  • Petra Mcqueen, who has written for The Guardian and runs creative writing courses
  • Our graduates are also ideally prepared for careers in the media, education, publishing, advertising, and the film and theatre industries. Two particular areas in which our recent graduates have had recent success are publishing and the theatre. One of our former students is now in charge of editorial at a large publishing house, and another has just taken over running one of the country’s major theatres.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Origins and Transformations in Literature and Drama
  • Text Up Close: Reading for Criticism
  • The Writer's Toolkit
  • The Humanities Graduate: Future Pathways
  • Navigating the Digital World)
  • Modern Revolutions in Science, Politics, and Culture

  • Contemporary Television

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-levels: BBB, including one essay-based subject
  • BTEC: DDM, depending on subject studied - advice on acceptability can be provided.
  • IB: 30 points or three Higher Level certificates with 555, including a Higher Level essay-based subject grade 5.
  • We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above, depending on subject studied - advice on acceptability can be provided.
  • T-levels: Distinction, depending on subject studied - advice on acceptability can be provided.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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