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Creative Writing and English Literature (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This Creative Writing and English Literature (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster combines the study of literary and non-literary texts in English with the development of your own creative writing skills. The course takes full advantage of our central London location through visits and the opportunity for internships as part of your study.
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Overview

This Creative Writing and English Literature (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster will be of particular interest to those who wish to write or develop their reading with the experience that comes from writing literary texts. 

You will gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to go on to a career in freelance writing, publishing, theatre, or teaching literature and creative writing. The course will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

The study of texts and their background in the history of ideas informs your progress as a writer, while your experience of writing in a variety of genres (the novel, the short story, poetry and drama) enhances your appreciation of literature.

Careers

There is a strong focus on future career opportunities, with creative writing being taught by writers who have expertise in the particular genre being taught. 

The course will enable you to develop a deep understanding of British society and literature’s place within it by investigating the codes and conventions that have emerged in a variety of social and historical contexts, and the ways in which these have guided both literary and non- literary representation. 

You will also be able to relate the study of English literature and your own writing to the broader context of Western history and thought.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beginnings in Writing
  • Keywords for Literary Studies
  • Poetry and Politics
  • Reflective Writing 
  • Shakespeare and Performance
  • What is Literature?
  • Forms of Writing
  • Making Memory: Culture History and Representation
  • Monsters
  • Screenwriting
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • English Literature Dissertation
  • Fiction after 1950
  • Individual Writing Project
  • Issues in Culture
  • Modernism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A Levels – BCC to ABB (to include an English or humanities subject)
  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points including 5 Higher Level English A/6 HL English B or a Humanities subject. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM to DDM Humanities or Creative Subject
  • BTEC Diploma – D*D to D*D* + A Level in a Humanities Subject
  • Access – 104 to 128 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course in a Humanities subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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