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Writing and English Literature [with Foundation Year] BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Develop as a creative and professional writer while exploring the writing that has shaped, and been shaped by, different societies by studying our BA (Hons) Writing and English Literature degree in Cambridge.Learn to write compelling narratives and explore professional writing techniques, whether you want to write poetry, drama, short fiction, news, features, or something else. Improve your critical and creative skills with invaluable feedback from professional writers, and critical workshops with your fellow students.You’ll also find out how English literature is shaped by its historical and cultural context, and how, in turn, it influences individual readers and the whole of society. In doing this you’ll also learn about many other subjects, including history, politics, religion, psychology and history of art.You can tailor your Writing and English Literature degree to your ideal career with our wide range of optional modules, including work-based modules in Years 2 and 3. We’ll support you to find work placements relevant to your chosen career. You’ll also have the option to learn a language with our Anglia Language Programme in Years 2 and 3, and/or study abroad for a semester and apply for funding to help cover the cost.You’ll develop many skills besides writing, including literacy, communication, research, creative thinking, self-reliance and teamwork, all of which can help you start a career in many different areas. **Careers**Our BA (Hons) Writing and English Literature students go on to successful careers in a variety of fields, including journalism, teaching, writing, television, radio, the music industry, gallery work and arts administration.The literacy, creativity, problem-solving, research, analysis and communication skills our Writing and English Literature students gain are highly valued by employers. You’ll also learn to work well independently and as part of a team.You could also continue your studies, developing your specialisms or starting a career in research, on our Masters degrees in English Literature, Creative Writing and Publishing. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Application deadline

15 January

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : D

Entry requirements for foundation year study at ARU College: five GCSE passes at grade 3 or D or above and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3; if you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two year post-GCSE study requirement, but you still have to meet the GCSE requirements.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

Welcoming local community and buddy scheme.
Diverse student cohort from all over the world.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    84th out of 100 9

    45th out of 55 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    102 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    105 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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