BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing with Foundation Year•
About the course
Literature is an extraordinary resource for broadening your intellectual understanding. It’s one of the most powerful ways we can experience others’ lives, enjoy worlds we’ve never visited, and develop our appreciation for the sheer power of words in expressing ideas and emotions. Through in-depth study and analysis of a range of texts and formats – including prose, poetry and plays – you’ll have the chance to hone your critical skills and develop your prowess as a creative communicator. Beginning with a foundation year designed to nurture your development of core analytical and key study skills for the creative disciplines, we’ll support you in exploring the rich, expressive potential of the English language and your development of the crafts of writing. Throughout the degree, we’ll guide and support you through a rich course of study that should help you extend your understanding of language and how it can inform, persuade, shock and delight. Join us on a journey into the world of literature, where we’ll help you develop a deeper understanding of the social, political, historical and cultural contexts and the impact of literary texts. Our experienced and highly qualified team offers you a supportive environment in which to explore the central role of language in the creation of meaning. Through research, discussion, argument and analysis, you’ll have opportunities to learn to use language, effectively and powerfully, to achieve your goals.
48 UCAS points Foundation year 96 UCAS points BA (Hons)
Creativity, Representations, Ways of Reading , Literary Influences, Languages of Writing, Scholarship, Introduction to Literature: Text and Context, Writing Poetry and Fiction, Writing Drama, Future Directions, Critical Dialogues.
Assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes of each module and are completed before the end of the module. Module assessments typically involve written coursework, oral presentations, and portfolios. Formative assessment, which does not contribute to the final mark, is given to help the student improve their work in future. Feedback may be given to the student verbally/written/online. Feedback for summative assessment is normally given in writing to the student, with the opportunity for the student to receive a more detailed verbal explanation.