* denotes a new module which is subject to validation:
- The Craft of Writing
- From Gothic to Sci-fi
- 20th Century Text in Performance
- Text and Context
- Writing, Place and Well-Being *
- Engaging with Learning: English and Creative Writing
- The Language of Modern Fiction
- Shakespeare in Context
- Digital and Desktop Publishing *
- Experiential Learning
- Language and Ideology
- Written Journalism OR Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Screen Writing and Filmic Language
- Writing and Therapy: Theory and Practice *
- Elements of Style: Poetics, Copy and Commercial Writing
- Romanticism & Landscape
- Creative Writing OR English Literature Dissertation
A high percentage of students graduate with the 2.1 or 1st class honours degree so valued by employers. The highly developed communication and analytical skills the programme engenders lend themselves to many working environments including writing for new media and publishing. Past students have gone on to secure writing roles in the creative industries, museum communications, technical industries, events management, or media and publishing contexts.
Many graduates progress to study at Masters Level, some continued to Masters programmes in 2016 and many graduates progress to a one year postgraduate teacher training programme such as PGCE or School Direct.
The course is conducted by a team of academics, led by Dr Hayden Gabriel. 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. They bring research expertise relating to the relationship between place, writing and well-being, and vocational contexts for writing.