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English Literature with Creative Writing
Do you want to enhance your talent and creativity as a writer, while developing your ideas within a supportive team of published authors? When you choose English Literature and Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes, you’re choosing to hone your power as a writer, and push the limits of what you can do.
You’ll join a close-knit community of writers, led by internationally-acclaimed authors and poets. You’ll shape your writing through studying groundbreaking literary texts. And you’ll network with literary agents, as you navigate the process of getting your own work published.
You’ll have the freedom to truly grow and discover yourself as a writer. We’ll support you every step of the way and offer constructive feedback as you experiment with new forms and genres. Whether you’re exploring poetry, travel, fiction or fantasy, you’ll discover new strengths and abilities, and gain key creative skills for your future career.
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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’ll develop the core creative skills you need to engage with literature, and express your full power as a writer. You’ll take compulsory modules in English Literature and Creative writing. If you want to further enrich your degree, you can choose modules from any other subject the university offers.
In Year 2, you’ll start to specialise in the areas that fascinate you. You’ll gain a strong knowledge of creative practice and expression, through studying forms such as:
- the crime novel
- the sonnet
- the non-fictional travel narrative.
In Year 3 , you’ll have the chance to submit your writing to publishers. You’ll learn in specialist classes shaped around your tutors’ research interests, meaning you’ll always be taught by an expert and published author in the field.
- 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.
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For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.