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English Literature with Creative Writing

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a minimum grade B in any form of English or a related subject (History, Languages, Drama, Film Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Politics, etc.)

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

modules to include any form of English or a related subject.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including Higher Level English at grade 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in any form of English or a related subject.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

English literature

English language

If you love books and enjoy exploring new ideas, then English Literature with Creative Writing is for you. During this course, you’ll get to read (and discuss) some of the greatest works ever written, while discovering your own voice and developing your own talent as a writer. You'll learn applied skills as well as academic knowledge, giving you the opportunity to become an employable graduate.

Studying English Literature doesn’t just give you the chance to read and enjoy some of the world’s best writing, it could also helps you grow into an independent thinker and effective communicator. On this course, you’ll learn to navigate digital resources and how to pitch your ideas using the latest media, acquiring the kind of practical, transferable skills needed in the working world – like critical thinking, researching, creative problem-solving and communicating and arguing persuasively. As you sharpen your ideas and fine-tune your writing, you’ll be preparing yourself for a whole range of exciting careers.

* We offer a wide range of module options to choose from, diverse forms of coursework assessment (but no exams), and excellent employment prospects.

* Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).

* We get you out of the classroom on a range of exciting fieldtrips such as The Bronte Parsonage, The British Library and the Shakespeare's Globe in London.

* Every year students also have the chance to get involved in events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival - https://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/

* Opportunities to establish yourself as a professional writer through our Grist Creative Writing Project - http://mhm.hud.ac.uk/grist/

By reading and studying the work that interests you, you can be inspired to take your own creative writing further. Your creative writing tutors are all published authors of critically acclaimed books, with expertise in short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, and script writing. They're passionate about their subject, and will focus on giving you the opportunity to explore your talents.

Our students study Creative Writing for a range of reasons. Some just want to be better writers, others wish to gain insight into the writing process so they can understand the world of literature more profoundly. Then there are those who want to go on to great things. We cater for every student. Whether you are writing for yourself, or writing to be the next bestseller, we can help you hone your craft. Our students have gone on to be published by some of the biggest publishers in the industry, such as HarperCollins and Little, Brown Book Group. With our own publication house, Grist Books, and our strong links to the Huddersfield Literature Festival, we can offer our students unique opportunities to get published and gain career experience. ~ Michael Stewart, Creative Writing Lecturer.

Additional Costs:
Placements The nature and suitability of your work placement is decided in consultation with your tutors. You are responsible for making your own arrangements for any travel or incurred costs in relation to the placement module, or in relation to the optional placement year if you chose to undertake one as part of your degree.

Modules

Year 1
Core module:
Literary Genres

Option modules:
Choose four from a list which may include:
Thinking Critically
Integrated Learning Portfolio
The ABC of Creative Writing
Writing and Thinking Creatively

Year 2
Core modules:
Literary Histories
Critical Concepts 1
Writing Beyond the Page
English Literature Work Placement

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Writing Short Stories
The Art of Poetry

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Core modules:
Advanced Critical Practice
Creative Writing Project

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include:
Critical Concepts 2
Public Humanities

Plus choose one from a list which may include:
Experiments in Narrative
Liberating Poetic Chaos

At each level of study up to 20 credits of module(s) from outside the named degree programme, but within the School’s subjects, may be substituted for optional modules only, subject to academic approval and timetabling restrictions

Assessment methods

You will have the chance to experience a broad range of assessment, which may be a combination of essays, exams, presentations, posters, research projects, and podcasts. You will encounter some topics which may be less familiar to you such as critical theory or digital humanities.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of History English Linguistics and Music (ADHELIM)

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
med
English literature
84%
med
English language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

English language

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£12k

£12k

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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