This exciting course develops connections between the critical study of English Literature and the creative practice of writing in a variety of forms. You will learn to approach texts as both a reader and a writer, discovering links and synergies between these different perspectives. Through critical knowledge and practical experience, you will learn how to write in several genres, including the novel, the short story, travel writing, writing for performance, writing for young adults, screenwriting and poetry. Literary study enables you to understand background and context as well as the new possibilities available to the contemporary writer. The final year dissertation offers the opportunity to specialize in an area of your choice.