Bachelor's Degree in English and Creative WritingUniversity of Southampton
About this program
Bachelor's Degree in English and Creative Writing
How do you become a better writer? On this course, you'll develop your creative and critical writing and discover the links between literature and visual culture, science, and politics. Your final project lets you complete an extended piece of imaginative writing. You'll be guided by our award-winning novelists, journalists and playwrights.
The creative writing degree allows you to choose from Creative Writing and English options each year, building your knowledge of a range of genres and traditions. We'll encourage you to make connections between your critical and creative practice throughout the course.
We will also support your professional practice with:
- an arts ambassador scheme
- regular readings and writers' events
- paid internships in arts organisations
You'll have the opportunity to study abroad, spending a semester, a summer or even a full year at one of our global partner universities.
AAB including English Literature or a related subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in English Literature or a related subject
- Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A level English Literature or a related subject
- Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A level English Literature or a related subject
- Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A in A level English Literature or a related subject* and A in one further A level
Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
English language requirements
If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- A Stranger Comes to Town: Introduction to Creative Writing
- Humanities, the Human and the Non-Human
- Poetic Language
- The Act of the Essay
- The Novel
- Theory & Criticism
You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:
- Literary Transformations
- Puzzles about Art and Literature
- World Dramas
- Brief Encounters: Writing Short Stories
- Creative Writing after Modernism
- Decolonising Modernity
- From Black and White to Colour: A Screen History of Race, Gender and Sexuality in Post-War Britain
- Great Writers Steal: Creative Writing and Critical Thinking
- Images of Women
- Introduction to Nineteenth-Century British Literature
- Queens, Devils and Players in Early Modern England
- Rakes to Romantics
- Sweatshops, Sex workers, and Asylum Seekers: World Literature and Visual Culture after Globalisation
- Victorian Feelings
- Women Writers Remixed ca. 1850-1915
- Women, Writing and Modernity, 1770-1830
- English Dissertation
You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:
- American dreams? Monetized bodies, terror, and trauma in American Drama
- Animal Forms: poetry and the non-human
- Creative Writing in Schools
- Fantasy Film and Fiction
- Jane Austen and the Regency World
- Literatures of Islands and Oceans
- Narrative Non-Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Art
- Radical England: From Shakespeare to Milton
- Revolution and Romanticism: Literature of the 1790s
- Sex and the City in Stuart Drama
- The Historical Novel
- Utopias and Dystopias in Literature and Culture
- Victorian Bestsellers
- Writing the Novel
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
- The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
- The price for International/Non-UK students is £19,300
- Final award: Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA (Hons))
- Name of award: English with Creative Writing
- Interim Exit awards:
- Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
- Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
- FHEQ level of final award: Level 6
Our English graduates have progressed to careers including:
- creative writing
- government, including the civil service
- public relations
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University of Southampton
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