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Anglia Ruskin University

Writing and English Literature

Want to get published? Learn the all-important techniques by studying some of the world’s most famous writers. Share your writing with published authors and other students in a supportive environment, while developing critical and literary skills that will help you catch the eye of publishers, agents and other employers.
Duration 3 years full time
Level BA Combined Hons
Cost UK & EU students (per year) £9,000 International students, 2015/16 (per year) £10,300
Develop your writing with help from some of the greatest wordsmiths in history. By studying Writing and English Literature, you’ll explore how our most treasured authors approached their craft, and apply this knowledge to your own writing. Our English literature modules allow you to balance your study of traditional writers like Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and Woolf with an exploration of genres such as modern science fiction, children's literature and contemporary women's writing. On our writing modules, you’ll develop your creative and professional writing skills through independent work as well as in our interactive workshops and seminars. Our teaching staff, many of whom are published authors, will offer invaluable feedback – as will your fellow students. Combining this with an exploration of areas such as grammar, style and critical writing, you’ll discover new ways to express your literary talent. Our modules will also give you the chance to study your own areas of interest, such as writing for radio, science fiction, film journalism or myth and medievalism. You can even choose to learn another language. Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by published writers, critics, journalists and professionals from related fields, who can show you the skills and techniques that publishers look for in new writers.
Main •220 - 260 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature •3 GCSEs at grade C or above •If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University •You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year. Notes •A maximum of 60 UCAS Tariff points may come from AS level (or equivalent) •We consider each application individually and an offer in the range of 220-260 points will be made according to a number of criteria including predicted grades and relevant experience. Alternatives •UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in a related subject are accepted Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted, related subjects are required •International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 28 points is accepted, this must include 4 points from English at Higher level •UCAS Tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted •UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted •UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted
Year one, core modules •Introduction to Imaginative Writing •Language and Criticism for Writers •Introduction to English Literature 1 •Introduction to English Literature 2 •Ways of Reading Year two, core modules •Writing Short Fiction •News and Feature Writing •Dialogue and Debate 1: Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama •Writing Drama Year three, core modules •Major Project in Writing or English Literature •Writing Poetry •Contemporary Fiction Year one, optional modules •Writing to Entertain, Inform and Persuade Year two, optional modules •Creative Writing •History of the Book •Romantic Conflicts •Myth and Medievalism •Postcolonialism •Special Topic 1 (American Literature) •The Victorian Experience: Texts and Contexts •Dialogue and Debate 2: More to Milton Year three, optional modules •Storytelling and Performance •Film Journalism •Modernism and the City •Women's Writing, Gender and Sexuality •Special Topic 2 (Theorising Children's Literature) •Working in English, Communication, Film and Media •Modern Science Fiction Optional modules available all years •Anglia Language Programme Assessment You’ll show your progress through a combination of writing portfolios, critical commentaries, presentation, performance, video and audio recordings, proposals, reading journals, exams, essays and reviews. Each year you’ll prepare a Personal Development Portfolio, which includes a CV and personal statement. This will give you the chance to reflect on your progress to date, the skills you’ve developed and any extracurricular activities that will help you when looking for work.
Contact Information
Institution Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge Campus
East Road,

Tel: 0845 271 3333 or 01245 493131
Department: Department of English and Media
Contact Name: Dr Colette Paul (Course Leader) Dr Una McCormack (Acting Course Leader)
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