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Creative Writing and English Literature BA (Hons)

University of Winchester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Creative Writing enhances your evolving writing skills at your own pace and in your own way, while showing you how your work relates to the wider realms of literary and cultural context. In English Literature, study is wide-ranging and includes modern and traditional literature, cultural study and critical analysis, Shakespeare and rap poetry. You move progressively through a structured series of writing assignments and exercises, working on all genres of writing in the first academic year and specialising in subsequent years. You receive positive critical encouragement and direction throughout. This is enhanced by a workshop environment which helps you form a critical understanding of your own writing and the writing of others. The English Literature elements in the first year provide an awareness of the range of different approaches to understanding texts and develop skills of critical analysis, research and writing. This is achieved through the study of an assortment of texts from various periods in history across the genres of prose fiction, poetry and drama. In the second academic year, the focus becomes more specific with modules that look at elements of different genres such as writing for children, media writing, poetry, song and play, film and TV script. English Literature modules involve studying of a group of texts representative of a period of history, a particular genre or a particular area of the world. In the final academic year, the modules look increasingly at the relationships between writing and the world beyond the University – looking at publishing, producing, community audiences, writing and teaching – and a specific collection of writings, a particular theme or critical theory is considered in detail. Modules tend to be closely related to the research interests of teaching staff and engage with cutting-edge developments in the discipline.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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UCAS Points : 104 - 120

An A Level A*-C pass is required in an English subject. This can be in English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature or Creative Writing.A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

An international student adviser supports students throughout their degree with all elements of living and studying at Winchester.
English language support is available before the start of a degree course, as well as throughout the course of study.
International students are met at the airport at the start of semester and shuttled to campus for welcome week to participate in an orientation programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    73rd out of 106 6

    25th out of 53 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    112 55%

    60th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    78th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    27th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    113 67%

    26th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    12th

    19

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