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BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

University of Suffolk
Three years full-time, Four and a half to nine years part-time
Bachelor's degree
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11,790 GBP
University of Suffolk

Program description

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

Study English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Suffolk and you will be adding your voice to a thriving literary and artistic community. The BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing course enables students to specialize as writers, critics, and practitioners.

First-year modules introduce a variety of theoretical perspectives, while practice-based approaches to narrative and poetry develop confidence in the creation of new writings under the guidance of practicing and published authors. Second-year modules in the short story and adaptation studies consolidate critical approaches to literature through the practice of writing and adapting literary texts.

Admission requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

For those applicants studying A-Level & BTEC, we require 112 UCAS points, which equates to BBC (A-Level) or DMM (BTEC). To find out more about country specific requirements please visit our web-page or send us an information request

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Course Modules

Year 1

  • Starting Points in Creative Writing
  • Literary Criticism: Theory into Practice
  • Staging Scandal: Classical to Contemporary Drama
  • Skills for English
  • Poetry Matters

Year 2

  • Critical Theory
  • Textual Afterlives: Adapting Literature and Film
  • The Short Story
  • Shakespeare’s Sceptred Isle: Power and Performance
  • Transgressive Lines: Poetry in the Seventeenth Century
  • Versions of Modernism
  • Master Class in Fiction: The Novel
  • Advanced Critical Theory

Year 3

  • Dissertation in English
  • Dissertation in Creative Writing
  • Get a Life! Writing Autobiography
  • After the Apocalypse: Writing the Contemporary
  • Stranger Things: Young Adult Fiction
  • Writing for Performance: Theatre, Film, Television
  • Professional Writing Research and Practice
  • Education Research and Practice

Tuition fees

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Info zone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Continuing studies

The BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing offers two professional practice modules: Education Research and Practice and Professional Writing Research and Practice. Students may undertake these modules in their final year of study to enhance employability skills and build effective relationships with writing practitioners, local schools, businesses and arts organizations.

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University of Suffolk

University of Suffolk

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University of Suffolk

Waterfront Building
19 Neptune Quay
IP4 1QJ Ipswich Suffolk
United Kingdom

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