3-year full-time; 4.5 - 6-year part-time
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About the course
English and Creative Writing at Brunel, ranked 11th in the UK – Guardian League Tables, June 2016
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.
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This combined degree is designed to:
- provide a framework which demonstrates the scope of English literature, within which you can develop individual interests
- explore your creative abilities in a range of disciplines
- develop your responses to literary works and your competence in methods of independent reading
- develop skills of expression and critical evaluation, and techniques of scholarship and presentation
- develop a range of key skills and strategies for learning and imaginative thinking.