All first year modules are compulsory.
The high-level writing and analytical skills the programme engenders lend themselves to many working environments including writing for new media and publishing. A high percentage of students graduate with the 2.1 or first class honours degree so valued by employers.
Many graduates go on to further study at Masters level or undertake teacher training. A considerable number have gone on to successful careers teaching English both at secondary level and as a foreign language.
The course is conducted by a team of academics: Dr Hayden Gabriel, Dr Paul Bentley, Dr Steve Disney, Malcolm Maciver and Kevin Johnson. The team includes a published novelist and poet and has rich experience in creative writing, English language and linguistic research, acting, publishing and much more.