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Creative Writing and English Literature
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Creative Writing and English Literature

University of Greenwich
London, Great Britain
On campus
Full-time
€17,386.28/year
Duration
3 Years
Language
English

Program Description

This degree 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 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.

Notes:
• Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit (pre/settled status, 3 years + with permanent address): £9,250

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Curriculum

Year 1

Literary Forms of Representation (30 credits)

Writing for Stage and Screen (30 credits)

Writing Poetry and Prose (30 credits)

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

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 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)
Writing Journalism (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:
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)
Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)
International Bestsellers (30 credits)
Shakespeare, Then and Now (30 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:
Literature and Publishing Since 1820 (30 credits)
Creative Project (LLT) (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 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)
Advanced Screenwriting (30 credits)
Advanced Playwriting (30 credits)
Journalism in Practice (30 credits)
Contemporary Publishing (30 credits)

Careers

You may choose to pursue a career in:

  • research
  • journalism
  • publishing
  • the media
  • arts administration
  • central or local government

You may even become a professional writer. There is also the option to continue your education and writing, or move into teaching or social work, by studying for a postgraduate qualification.

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