BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

English with Creative Writing

BA  |  Placement Year:   Yes
  • English and Creative Writing is the perfect course to both learn about English Literature from the Renaissance to the present day and to gain crucial literary skills that will equip you to read and write at a high level.

    This course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, analytical and creative skills through the analysis, interpretation and creation of literary texts and your own creative writing in a range of genres.

    The range and choice of modules ensure that you will achieve a sound understanding of the principal genres and periods of English literature while at the same time developing your own writing ability.

    Whether you’re interested in travel writing, journalism, comedy screenwriting, the short story or the contemporary novel, Brunel has a wide range of staff who regularly produce bestselling novels, screenplays for major movies or journalism for the best of the British and international press.

    Combining this expertise with a supportive environment for students looking to break into writing, the Brunel Creative Writing BA is undoubtedly among the best in the country.

    With our focus on the contemporary as well as a firm grounding in all aspects of English literature, our team is uniquely equipped to give you an excellent understanding of the importance of narrative and the value of reading and writing in the contemporary world, and to show you how best to use those skills in your future.

Programme description
  • English and Creative Writing is the perfect course to both learn about English Literature from the Renaissance to the present day and to gain crucial literary skills that will equip you to read and write at a high level.

    This course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, analytical and creative skills through the analysis, interpretation and creation of literary texts and your own creative writing in a range of genres.

    The range and choice of modules ensure that you will achieve a sound understanding of the principal genres and periods of English literature while at the same time developing your own writing ability.

    Whether you’re interested in travel writing, journalism, comedy screenwriting, the short story or the contemporary novel, Brunel has a wide range of staff who regularly produce bestselling novels, screenplays for major movies or journalism for the best of the British and international press.

    Combining this expertise with a supportive environment for students looking to break into writing, the Brunel Creative Writing BA is undoubtedly among the best in the country.

    With our focus on the contemporary as well as a firm grounding in all aspects of English literature, our team is uniquely equipped to give you an excellent understanding of the importance of narrative and the value of reading and writing in the contemporary world, and to show you how best to use those skills in your future.

Key Modules

After graduation, students may enter one of the professions associated with communication-related employment, such as journalism, publishing, teaching or one of the many forms of old and new media, but our students fit just as easily into many other career environments. From the outset we help you to develop career options based on interests and skills. The College also offers an optional work experience module in the final year.

Our graduates have gone on to work in companies such as the BBC and Universal Studios, and a number of Brunel graduates have gone on to be published or to find literary agents for their work.

At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.

Module & Subject

Level 1

Compulsory

  • Learning London
  • Introduction to Writing Fiction
  • Introduction to Writing Drama
  • Introduction to Poetry

Level 2

Optional

  • Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • Shakespeare Text and Performance
  • The Women's Movement and 20th Century Writing
  • Post-Colonial Writing
  • Modernism
  • Romanticism and Revolution
  • Contemporary British Fiction
  • Genre Fiction
  • Writing Journalism
  • Writing the Short Story
  • Screenwriting
  • Writing Contemporary Poetry
  • Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • Writing the Self

Level 3

Compulsory

  • Project

Optional

  • Psychogeography
  • Writing Modern Fiction
  • Writing Comedy
  • Writing Modern Drama
  • Performance Poetry
  • Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
  • The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature
  • Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers
  • Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
  • Post War and Late Twentieth Century Literature 1945 – 2001
  • The Creative Industries
  • Writing Ireland
  • Violence
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER