You'll benefit from our exceptional facilities and have the resources of the British Library at your fingertips.
Publishing, the arts, education, communications and business sectors are just a few of the areas open to you after graduation.
This combined degree in Creative Writing and English Literature gives budding writers the best of both worlds.
This is combined with a study of developing theatrical practice and performance, where students examine how writing and performance intersect, inform, and inspire each other.
According to pathway, students will specialise, either in the critical and theoretical analysis of dramatic genres, or in creative writing and the production of playscripts.
The English literature modules cover all the major genres of poetry, drama and prose, which helps you gain an understanding of their development through history.
You’ll study major literary and cultural movements such as romanticism and modernism, and will have the opportunity to choose niche specialisms such as the literature of childhood or the literature of London.
The module is assessed by written coursework and an oral presentation.
The module aims to introduce a range of critical and technical skills required to read, write and discuss poetry; to examine poetic forms and genres in the context of both the historical development of (mostly British) poetry and also the diversity of contemporary poetic practice; and to explore different ideas about the function of poetry.
On the creative writing modules, you’ll learn how to edit your work and develop your writing across literary and commercial genres as well as developing the ability to think critically about the cultural, ethical and political dimensions of writing.
The skills you'll gain by editing and critiquing your own work will be valuable when working on essays in other areas.