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English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Royal Holloway, University of London

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

By combining the study of creative writing with English, you'll become an informed and critical reader as well as a confident and expressive writer - whether specialising as a poet, playwright, or author of fiction.Studying at one of the UK's most dynamic English departments will challenge you to develop your own critical faculties. Learning to write creatively and critically analyse in tandem, you'll be exposed to a huge variety of literature while you develop your own writing practice. Studying English will allow you to place your writing within a wider cultural context of literature throughout history, considering key texts and acquiring a sound understanding of significant periods, genres, authors and ideas.Modules are taught by nationally and internationally known scholars, authors, playwrights and poets who are specialists in their fields who write ground-breaking books, talk or write in the national media and appear at literary festivals around the world. This means the course you take covers the most up-to-date ideas, whether in Creative Writing, Victorian Literature, Shakespearean studies or contemporary literature.Find your voice as a writer and develop writing techniques, learn how to create, criticise and shape an artistic work: a valuable life skill with uses beyond writing poetry, plays or novels. From journalism and website creation to advertising and academic publishing – you'll be able to use the skills you pick up in character, voice, ambiguity, style and cultural context.- Writing practice at the heart of your learning experience.- Taught by high-profile, award-winning writers.- Create and shape artistic work – ideal skills for a career in media or publishing.- Choose one of three distinct pathways: fiction, poetry, or playwriting.- Access to a thriving culture of creative writing.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAB

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.Required: A Level Grade A in an essay based Arts and Humanities subject. For a full list please see our website https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/applying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/creative-writing

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Royal Holloway, University of London

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England

International students will find themselves in a diverse community: students from more than 125 countries live and study at Royal Holloway.
The university welcomes and supports international students. Its dedicated team can help with any questions students may have about studying in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 100 12

    4th out of 55 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    137 67%

    29th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    17th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    46th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    147 86%

    6th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    8th

    13

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