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Writing and English Literature [with Placement year] BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Prepare for work in many creative areas, including fiction writing, journalism, arts criticism and publishing. On our BA (Hons)Writing and English Literature, you’ll develop your own writing while studying the techniques of some of the world’s greatestwriters. You’ll also discover the importance of English literature: how it is affected by the culture, language, technology andeconomics of its time, and how it influences readers and society as a whole. As well as developing your creative writing skills(including poetry, drama and short fiction) you’ll have the chance to explore professional writing techniques such as news andfeature writing. Combining these with a study of critical writing, you’ll discover new ways to express your literary talent.You can tailor your Writing and English Literature degree to your ideal career with our wide range of optional modules, includingwork-based modules in Years 2 and 3. We’ll support you to find work placements relevant to your chosen career. You can alsotake an optional placement year.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 asemester and apply for funding to help cover the cost.You’ll get invaluable feedback on all of your creative writing work professional writers, including our teaching staff and RoyalLiterary Fund fellows (link to: https://www.rlf.org.uk/fellowships/anglia-ruskin-university/?rlf_history=1), and from your fellowstudents. This will offer you the unique opportunity to consider a range of responses to your work, as well as sharpening your owncritical skills. By studying English literature, you will also be exploring a range of other subjects at the same time, includinghistory, politics, philosophy, religion, psychology and the history of art. You’ll develop skills such as creativity, critical-thinking andcommunication - important for any career - you'll become skilled in methods of literary research, such as bibliographies,databases and information technology.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level :

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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

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  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 106 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    104 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    53 53%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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