BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

Develop your own imagination and writing craft, and explore major texts and movements in English literature as well as reading and working with contemporary writers. This dynamic English and Creative Writing degree combines intensive study of creative and professional writing with a range of complementary modules that explore English literature, English language, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). You can choose to study the whole range or focus your degree on Creative Writing and just one or two other areas.

Alongside developing your skills in writing fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and non-fiction, you’ll gain specialist skills in analysis, close reading and writing. The development of these skills means you’ll be ready for the workplace when you graduate. There are also many opportunities to showcase your written work at the University.

World-leading research

90% of our English language and literature research is recognised as internationally excellent for its impact (REF 2014).

Outstanding Student Satisfaction

Our courses in the subject areas of both English Studies and Imaginative Writing have excellent student satisfaction, with 100% of Imaginative Writing students satisfied with their course and 97% of English Studies students (NSS 2015).

What you will study

Year One

From the start, this course encourages you to read widely and experiment in a variety of ways in order to achieve a good standard of creative and professional writing. You will become confident in close reading. In your first year, you’ll study core creative writing modules that will introduce you to the practice of writing fiction, poetry, and for the media. You will study English literature modules, including Thinking with Texts, and can choose from a range of optional English literature and language modules that explore topics as diverse as womens writing, poetry, the influence...

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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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