This degree allows you to explore critical perspectives in literature and media alongside each other while developing your skills in creative writing (script and short story) and editing. The degree will stimulate and develop your critical faculties and at the same time help you improve as a creative writer (film, tv, radio, print and new media). You'll be taught be leading scholars and researchers in Media and Communications studies and English and Comparative Literature. You'll take creative writing modules (one per year) that are taught by working screenwriters, fiction writers, radio dramatists and editors. You'll have the opportunity to follow thematic and research interests that bear on your own original writing. You'll develop script and prose editorial skills, and will produce a portfolio of creative writing project work. Both departments regularly host talks, debates and readings in which major international researchers, writers and critics present and talk about their work; they have included Danny Boyle, Gurinder Chadha, Noel Clark, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, Alan Bennett, Will Self and Germaine Greer.