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English Literature with Creative Writing
Our English Literature with Creative Writing course teaches you to read, appreciate and write great literature.
Our teaching staff include writers who are experts in their fields and whose publications contribute to the development of their subjects. We offer lectures by high-profile authors such as Philip Pullman. And we are home to the Poetry Centre, where you can attend workshops to improve your writing skills.
You will shape your writing through studying literary works and you will gain key transferable skills, including;
- analytical thinking
- evaluative and research skills
- effective written and spoken communication
You’ll have opportunities to develop your career with our Work Placement modules. Our past students have had placements with;
- the Oxford Literary Festival
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Story Museum.
We have excellent links with employers. Our graduates have found employment in a variety of areas, including;
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 you will learn the core skills you need for your whole degree. You will have compulsory modules in English Literature and Creative Writing. And you can choose modules from any subject the University offers.
In Year 2 you will start to specialise in the areas you find most interesting. You will deepen your knowledge of creative practice, and consider forms such as;
- the crime novel
- the sonnet
- the non-fictional travel narrative.
In Year 3 you will have further independent learning. We will teach you in specialist classes run by tutors researching in a particular area.
In our Creative Writing (Advanced) module, you will develop your writing skills. And have the chance to submit your work to publishers.
In our Major Project in Creative Writing module you will produce 10,000 words of your own writing. This includes a critical commentary. You will have one-to-one support from the Creative Writing team.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
You will have the opportunity to spend a semester experiencing another country and culture via the Study Abroad programme. Previously, students have studied in Australia, the US, Canada, Norway and Denmark.
Tuition fees are paid as they would be if you remained in the UK. You will be responsible for all other costs such as accommodation, purchasing your airfares, travel and health insurance and visas.
After you graduate
English Literature with Creative writing will help you to acquire a range of highly transferable qualities including analytical thinking, evaluative and research skills, self-discipline, and effective written and spoken communication.
Many of our MA alumni have gone on to win literary prizes and have their writing published.
English Literature graduates go on to a wide variety of jobs in a number of different employment sectors. The following list is indicative of common destinations but is in no way comprehensive:
- Arts administration and management
- Charity work
- New Media
- Civil Service
- Creative Industries
- Creative Industries
- Further Study
- Public Policy
- Retail Management
Once you have successfully completed your degree, you may wish to stay with us to continue on to more in-depth postgraduate study.
We currently offer taught courses for MA Creative Writing and MA English Literature, and also welcome those who would like to join us to undertake further research such as an MA by Research, an MPhil, or a PhD.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Information from Discover Uni
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.