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English Literature and Creative Writing (Honours)

The Open University UK

36 months
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6336 GBP/year
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About

With this English Literature and Creative Writing (Honours) degree from The Open University UK you’ll have the opportunity to study and interpret literature from different historical periods and diverse cultural settings – including translations – and to develop your writing skills in several genres including fiction; poetry; life writing; and scriptwriting for film, radio and stage.

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Overview

This English Literature and Creative Writing (Honours) degree from The Open University UK offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English literature and creative writing. 

Key features of the course

  • Learn how to analyse a wide range of texts including fiction, poetry and drama.
  • Develop and reflect on your own writing and editorial practice in several genres
  • Learn the skills of complex argument and critical commentary, which are highly valued in the workplace
  • Introduces the world of publishing and the requirements of professional presentation

Skills for career development

Studying English literature and creative writing will equip you with an adaptable set of skills that can give entry to a vast range of occupations, leading in a number of career directions. 

You’ll learn to evaluate and assimilate information in constructing an argument; and acquire skills of creative and critical thinking, analysis, and communication that are much in demand in the workplace. 

You’ll also sharpen up essential writing and IT skills. These are key skills that are crucial to many different kinds of complex organisations, and are greatly sought after in the world beyond study – whether you’re already working, volunteering, or changing career. 

Career relevance

The breadth of study and the range of analysis, combined with training in clear thinking and communication, make this degree course relevant to a wide variety of careers, including:

  • public administration, local government, the civil service, art institutions, and social services
  • advertising, journalism, publishing, creative industries and public relations
  • education
  • legal work
  • business, banking and retail
  • human resources
  • charities and campaigning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultures
  • Reading and studying literature 
  • Telling stories – the novel and beyond
  • Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present
  • Advanced creative writing 
  • English literature from Shakespeare to Austen

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6336 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19008 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    6336 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19008 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.

Funding

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