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English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

University of East Anglia UEA

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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

**Overview**It begins – has always begun – with a blank page, from stretched goatskin to flickering, ticking cursor. What will you say? How will you press the sound of your voice against that page? Can you pin your ideas with words? A quill presses into skin – punctures – fills – the pale feather blushes with iridescent colours – now subtle, now searing. Bleed a filigree of poetry. Life writing. Cut and paste characters, narrative perspectives – would she tell it like that? Can we trust him, this narrator with a dazzle of quicksilver for a tongue? Their story’s all a fiction. Lie still impeccably. Make them talk in euphemism – script a sculpture of slang – slip subtext under the reader’s very nose. In a hundred and forty characters. Jump cut here – line break – make it up. Rewrite it all, in another tense, adding suspense. A crisp flurry of imagery. Return to the figurative. Turn the page – all yours – what will you write?  **About This Course**‘Good readers make good writers’ is the ethos of this course. You develop your craft as a writer under the supervision of our world-renowned novelists, poets and playwrights while benefitting from our first-class literature teaching. Your creative and literary training enhance one another. You’re able to draw on the wealth of literature you’ve been reading to inspire your writing, and your understanding of how literature works is deepened by writing it yourself.  The teaching of creative writing in the UK began at UEA more than fifty years ago, and we are still widely seen as the home of creative writing in this country. You will be studying at a university rich in famous creative writing alumni, including Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan and Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. Whatever kind of writing you love the most, you’ll develop it over the course of your degree by working closely with our many practising writers in seminars and workshops. In your study of English literature, you’ll have the chance to discover a wealth of writers from the middle ages right up to poets and novelists writing now. You’ll explore diverse literary traditions from across the globe, and you’ll tackle a heady mix of genres, which currently range from the gothic to children’s literature, crime writing to Latin American fiction, nonsense writing to biography. Norwich is an extraordinary place in which to be a writer. It’s England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, awarded in recognition of the city’s vivid literary heritage and vibrant contemporary writing scene. You’ll immerse yourself in this community, and you might find yourself sharing your work with a packed audience of students and professional writers at our UEA Live: New Writing events, or hearing readings from dozens of internationally leading literary figures.  We say that UEA is the place where literature lives – when you join the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, you’ll join a unique and supportive community of critics, writers, and drama practitioners, who bring literature to life every day.  **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,000per year

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University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 100 7

    8th out of 55 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    139 69%

    27th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    45th

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    77th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    149 87%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    9th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    46th

    16

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