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. Academic philosophy examines our background conceptual frames and assumptions. Our thoughts, words and deeds make sense only because they fit into a larger conceptual frame. But are these hidden assumptions all plausible? Do they fit together? Can we, for example, believe everything that natural science tells us about ourselves, and continue to hold people responsible for their actions? Typical philosophical questions are: How should we live? How should we treat others? Is there a fixed human nature, and if so, what is it? Are we mere machines? Do we have freewill? What is knowledge? Are there any facts we can never know? What is truth?