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English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Leicester
English
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Program description

English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Combines the study of English literature, English language and creative writing to help you learn new skills in a wide range of subject areas.

Core topics explore the evolution of the English language and how it has been employed by society for communication along with analysis and exploration of critical texts within English literature.

The creative writing modules will provide you with a firm technical foundation in the craft, helping you to write for a range of media, including print and digital forms, drawing on DMU’s expertise in digital humanities while at the same time developing your own writing in exciting and creative directions.

You will join a lively and welcoming academic community, where you can study a range of topics including Shakespeare, screen and literary adaptations of the classics, romantic and Victorian literature and sociolinguistics

Our graduates are highly employable owing to their highly developed communication and reasoning skills and their ability to work independently and as part of a group. Many have progressed into professions including media, translation, freelance writing, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service.

Admission requirements

  • 112 points from at least 2 A'levels and including grade C or above in English Language or Literature
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DDM and a grade C or above in A level English Language or Literature
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

Access - Pass QAA Accredited AHE Diploma with at least 15 credits in Creative Writing, English Language or Literature at grade Merit and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade C or equivalent.

  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above

International students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First year

Core modules:

  • Approaches to Reading and Writing
  • Evolving Language: An Introduction to Histories of Language
  • Exploring Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare

Second year

Core module:

  • Exploration and Innovation: 14th Century to 18th Century Literature

Optional modules (including at least 30 credits in English Language and 30 credits in Creative Writing modules):

  • Ways of Reading
  • Screen and Literary Adaptations of the Classics
  • Text Technologies
  • Sex and Death in Romantic Writing
  • Victorian Literature
  • Twentieth Century Literature
  • Millennial World Fiction
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English Language in UK Schools
  • Introducing English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Language in Context
  • Grammar: Analysing Linguistic Structure
  • Semantics: Analysing Linguistic Meaning
  • Research Methods for Linguists
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Word, Image, Sound
  • Writing Place

Third year

Core module:

  • English Literature Dissertation OR
  • English Language Dissertation OR
  • Professional Writing Skills

Optional modules:

  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • English in the Workplace
  • Modernism and Modernity
  • Medieval.com
  • Textual Studies Using Computers
  • Radical and Contemporary Adaptations
  • Writing Adaptations: Theory and Practice
  • Revolutionary Men, Unruly Women: Politics and Gender at the Fin de Siècle,1880-1900
  • Watching Early Modern Drama: Spectatorship and Fandom
  • The 21st Century Global Franchise: Adapting the Wizarding World
  • English Language in the Workplace
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Powerful Language
  • Language, Mind and Culture
  • Perception, Persuasion, Power
  • Language Acquisition
  • Creative Writing Portfolio
  • Specialism and Negotiated Study

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,250 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

Career opportunities

English and Creative Writing graduates are highly employable with strong communication and reasoning skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a group. We develop our students’ information analysis and presentation skills to produce articulate, adaptable, professional communicators who can operate with ease in any setting and with any group of people.

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...


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De Montfort University

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LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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