Studying Creative Writing gives you the opportunity to develop your voice as a writer while building up a repertoire of practical skills in devising, editing, revising and submitting your work. You will learn how to analyse a text to understand the effects of the author’s choices, and then implement that understanding into improving your own writing. Across your degree, you will study and create short stories, drama, poetry and creative nonfiction. As a joint honours student, you will take modules that examine a range of topics, such as genre writing, young adult fiction, adaptation and publishing. You will have opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities, such as working with museums or school students. Creative Writing is taught in small groups of 15 students, where your work will be workshopped by your peers and your lecturer. The practical analytical and editorial skills you gain are beneficial beyond your degree. History is one of the largest subject areas on the Humanities Programme. This means we can offer you a very wide choice of modules, focusing on the political, social and cultural history of the period since 1500. From the outset you are taught how to analyze historical text and to engage with the wide variety of interpretations historians offer us of the past. These are the historian's central skills and the modules you undertake in your second and third years are designed to develop these further. You can concentrate on those areas that you find especially interesting; you might focus on a particular region, such as Europe, or a particular period, such as the twentieth century.