Bangor University

English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Bangor University
In Bangor

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Bangor (Wales)
Duration 3 Years
Start September
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bangor (Wales)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:

This exciting course develops connections between the critical study of English Literature and the creative practice of writing in a variety of forms. You will learn to approach texts as both a reader and a writer, discovering links and synergies between these different perspectives. Through critical knowledge and practical experience, you will learn how to write in several genres, including the novel, the short story, travel writing, writing for performance, writing for young adults, screenwriting and poetry. Literary study enables you to understand background and context as well as the new possibilities available to the contemporary writer. The final year dissertation offers the opportunity to specialize in an area of your choice.

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Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG


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To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

The course aims to enable understudies to: Knowledge of a broad range of imaginative literature. An awareness of the importance of revision and editing in bringing your work to a near professional standard. The ability to write concise, expressive, grammatical English. Knowledge of fiction (short story) and non fiction writing techniques.

· Who is it intended for?

A degree from the School of English Literature gives you particular skills and also skills which are common to other degrees in the Arts. Your degree will indicate your capacity to show initiative and work without close supervision, alone or as a member of a group; you will show to an employer that you are able to work under preassure and meet deadlines. Those students coming to study degrees such as English with Journalism or English with Songwriting will learn particular skills which will enable them, if they wish, to seek jobs in related fields.

· Requirements

Three A level subjects or the equivalent are preferred. A typical offer would be in the 300 280 points range including B in English/English Literature/English Language Access to Higher Education: Diploma including English Literature level 3 Irish Leaving Certificate: to include four Higher subjects and a B grade at English

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What you'll learn on the course

IT for adults
Creative Writing
English Literature
English Literature and Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Prose
The Novel
Short Fiction and Poetry
Writing for Children and Young Adults
Transformative Writing
Experimental Writing
Writing and Landscape
Word and Image
Word and Image

Course programme

What will you study on this course? As an ‘and’ Creative Writing student, you will take half of your modules in Creative Writing each year. The remainder of your modules will be in English Literature. Year 1 Compulsory modules in poetry and prose introduce you to a range of techniques in Creative Writing. Drawing on models from the past as well as the work of contemporary writers, you will explore the possibilities open to you. Modules include: Creative Writing: Poetry Creative Writing: Prose Year 2 The second year allows you to develop your interests in the novel, short fiction and poetry. You will take: The Novel Short Fiction and Poetry Further options: Writing for Children and Young Adults Transformative Writing Year 3 The third year will give you the chance to explore one area more fully in the dissertation. You will be supervised on a one to one basis by a practising writer as you complete a novel, a collection of short stories or a group of poems to the very highest standard. Learning to reflect critically in your own practice will prepare you equally for the independence of a writer’s career or for postgraduate study. ‘And’ Creative Writing students also take a specialized writing module from a selection including: Experimental Writing Writing and Landscape Word and Image

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