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Brunel University

English with Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing is the perfect course to both learn about English Literature from the Renaissance to the present day and to gain crucial literary skills that will equip you to read and write at a high level. This course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, and analytical and creative skills through the analysis, interpretation and creation of literary texts and your own creative writing in a range of genres. The range and choice of modules ensure that you will achieve a sound understanding of the principal genres and periods of English literature while at the same time developing your own writing ability.
Duration 3-year full-time;4.5 - 6-year part-time
Level BA Single Hons
Cost Fees for 2012/13 entry: Home/EU students: £9,000 full-time, £6,750 part-time. International students: £11,330 full-time. Brunel is introducing over 1000 new scholarships for 2012, meaning that one in three applicants who join Brunel next year will receive financial support from the University.
The Creative Writing department at Brunel is unique in its industry focus. We believe that it is important for fledgling writers to get the chance to hear from professional authors, and as well as our uniquely talented staff, we also run the Writers Talking Series, which brings leading authors to our campus. All staff are practising writers or are research-active and experts in their fields, which goes to inform and enhance teaching for all students. You have the opportunity to specialise in areas that particularly fascinate you or to maintain a broad-based degree. We have created a lively syllabus with a fresh approach to studying literature, and you can carry out a final year project on any related topic of your choice. You can study a modern foreign language as one of your Level 1 options. We also liaise closely with Brunel’s other arts and social sciences disciplines and encourage students to participate in all extra-curricular arts activities. The University is within reach of London with its West End theatres, museums, and other research centres of national and international importance.
GCE A-level BBB including Grade B in English Literature or English Language & Literature (General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted as third A-level). Irish Leaving Certificate ABBBB. Scottish Advanced Highers BBB. Advanced Diploma Progression Diploma Grade B in Creative and Media or Public Services, plus A-level English Literature or English Language & Literature at Grade B for Additional and Specialist Learning. Extended project in a related subject preferred. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in a related subject. Applicants without A level English Literature or English Language & Literature will be required to submit a written analysis of a piece of work. IBDP 32 points including HL English grade 6. Access Pass in a related subject with 36 level 3 credits passed with merit or distinction. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English and Maths (please note that these must have been gained by the time you submit your UCAS application).
The English courses as a whole cover all the major periods of literature from the Renaissance to the most recent publications in poetry, fiction and drama. All Level 1 modules offer an introduction to a broad range of areas that are revisited and further developed at Levels 2 and 3. The Creative Writing modules will foster your self-awareness and draw extensively on your individual personal experience and interests. You can choose from fiction, poetry, screenwriting and journalism in Level 2. All modules at Level 3 will encourage you to be active and independent critics and writers and will address a wide variety of different approaches to literature. The Creative Writing Project will enable you to undertake an extended piece of creative work, encouraging full expression of the skills that the programme as a whole is designed to develop. This project allows you to give full reign to your personal interests. Whether it’s writing music journalism or epic poetry, this is your chance to create a project that fulfils your creative ambitions.
Contact Information
Institution Brunel University
School of Arts

Tel: +44 (0)1895 267769
Fax: +44 (0)1895 232806
Department: School of Arts
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