University of East Anglia

=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

English Literature with Creative Writing

'Good readers make good writers' is the ethos of this course. You develop your craft as a writer, under the supervision of our world-renowned novelists, poets and playwrights while profiting from our first-class literature teaching. You're able to draw on the wealth of literature you've been reading to inspire your writing, and your understanding of how literature works is deepened by writing it yourself. You will be studying at a university rich in famous creative writing alumni, including Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan and Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. Whatever kind of writing you love the most, you'll develop it over the whole course of your degree by working closely with many distinguished writers in seminars and workshops. In your study of English literature, you've the chance to discover a wealth of writers from Chaucer to the present day – from medieval romance via Shakespeare, Milton, Austen, the Brontës, and James Joyce, to novelists and poets who are still writing now. Norwich is an extraordinary place in which to be a writer. It's England's first UNESCO City of Literature, awarded in recognition of the city's vivid literary heritage and vibrant contemporary writing scene. **Course Structure** **Year 1** During your first year, you'll take two bespoke Creative Writing modules. These are your creative writing boot camp, and will develop your range of skills as a writer. The first semester is all about cultivating your craft, testing out the possibilities of different forms and techniques, and pushing your boundaries as a writer. In semester two, you experiment with more avant-garde possibilities, work on techniques for adapting writing for stage or screen, and collaborate with a student from Norwich University of the Arts to produce a text-image exhibition piece. You'll also be improving your skills as a reader of literary texts in our Reading Texts modules, and getting to grips with the span of English Literature in our Literature in History modules. **Year 2** You begin to focus your creative writing on a particular form (or two), choosing from prose, poetry and scriptwriting modules, as well as options in publishing and journalism. You share your writing with your peers and with a published author in our creative writing workshops, receiving feedback and learning how to give constructive criticism to your peers, too. As a literary critic, you will be able to choose from all the available literature modules, gaining a grounding in a variety of literary periods. You might also choose to experiment with our innovative creative-critical modules, where the reading and writing of literature go hand-in-hand. Over the course of this year and the next, you’ll also take at least two modules in eighteenth-century literature, or earlier. This ensures you graduate as a writer who has a real awareness of how your work fits into the traditions of English literature. **Year 3** In your final-year creative writing modules you will focus intensively on your own practice. You'll take a workshop, modelled on our world-famous Creative Writing MA. This will give you the chance to develop your work in a particular form: prose, poetry, or scriptwriting. You’ll also have the chance to write a creative writing dissertation in which you produce a substantial piece of poetry, prose or script, with one-to-one support from a tutor. On the literature side, you’ll choose from a dazzling array of specialist modules, led by the research of our individual academics – currently we offer topics covering everything from Virgil to children's literature. Or you might choose to write a dissertation on an aspect of English literature of your choice, working one-on-one with a specialist tutor. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300