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English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Keele University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.Is your imagination captured by the study of poetry and prose? Do you have the desire to develop your own creative skills in different forms, genres, and modes? Studying English Literature and Creative Writing at Keele will enable you to strengthen your literary analysis alongside your imaginative writing. You will develop these skills in tandem to find and hone your creative and critical voice.Does de-constructing narratives and considering the context of literary works capture your imagination? Do you enjoy analysing literature from the Renaissance through to the present day? Throughout your studies, you may study the work of William Shakespeare and Emily Bronte, explore new ways of reading texts from postcolonial or feminist perspectives, and engage in stimulating debates about the value of literature in the modern world. English Literature and Creative Writing at Keele encourages you to explore iconic literary works, whilst learning about the creative process, and compiling your own portfolios of creative writing. In the beautiful surroundings of Keele Hall, you can enjoy readings from an exciting range of published poets and novelists.We are committed to enabling you to tailor your degree. Alongside the compulsory English Literature and Creative Writing modules, you are given the flexibility to choose optional modules which not only align with your literary interests, but also your career aspirations. We enable you to embed an interdisciplinary approach to your studies, by offering you the opportunity to explore modules outside of the English Literature and Creative Writing curriculum, including those from areas such as Film, History, Media, Education and Modern Languages. Our intellectually stimulating and engaging approach to exploring novels, poetry, drama, graphic novels and other types of literature produce intelligent, perceptive, socially aware and compassionate individuals who are able to make a real impact. You'll tackle a range of issues and unprecedented challenges of our cultural moment, which could include decolonisation, sustainability and the environment, gender and sexuality, migration, political extremism, or the role of literature as an arbiter of truth in an era of information overload and fake news. As an English Literature and Creative Writing student at Keele, you will develop key skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Taught by expert lecturers and published poets and novelists, you will explore and interpret literary texts that will challenge your views, advance your tastes, prompt your creativity, and give you the opportunity to become a versatile graduate. Through a range of activities and assessments, our diverse course will equip you with a wide array of attributes that employers are looking for, including problem solving, creativity, emotional intelligence, and digital literacy. You will pursue your passions, grow in confidence, and gain a unique set of transferable skills that will be invaluable for your future career in a variety of sectors.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,800per year

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

The university’s beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the largest in England – but you’ll find all the most important services and facilities on your doorstep.
With over 120 nationalities studying with Keele, international students are welcomed to its global community.
Dedicated support, scholarships, and preparatory courses to help you through your application, enrolment and beyond.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 100 4

    26th out of 55

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    117 58%

    47th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    70th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    42nd

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    107 63%

    39th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    23rd

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