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English Literature and Creative Writing (Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This combined major degree enables you to spend as much time on Creative Writing as you do on English Literature. Our programme offers you a rigorous and inspiring study of Literature while Creative Writing workshops, lectures and readings help you develop your own writing.In addition to the core English Literature modules, your degree includes an Introduction to Creative Writing in the first year, an intermediary workshop in the second year, and an advanced workshop in the final year. You can also choose special units on Short Fiction, Poetry Writing, Narrative and New Media, Creative Non-Fiction, and more. All Creative Writing modules are taught by published authors, many of them prize-winning. In your final term of each year, you will study both collaboratively and independently to complete a portfolio to be submitted for assessment.You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings. Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications. You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax. Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year. The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study. This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,930per year

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

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A level : AAB

A level English Literature or A level English Language and Literature grade A

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University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 100 17

    6th out of 55 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    144 71%

    24th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    36th

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    46th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    146 86%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    35th

    23

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