Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

BA CREATIVE WRITING AND ENGLISH LITERATURE

Key details 

BA CREATIVE WRITING AND ENGLISH LITERATURE

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
W8Q3
Entry Requirements
AAA

Assessment for Year 1

All our BA modules in Creative Writing and English Literature have no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature and to show off your development as a writer is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. All your modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years. 

Creative Writing coursework takes the form of portfolios of shorter pieces of writing, or a longer, more substantial single project. You are also asked to write reflectively and critically about your own creative writing. 

In Literature modules, you’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay, but you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write by submitting creative criticism, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. 

Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader 

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Assessment for Year 2

All our BA modules in Creative Writing and English Literature have no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature and to show off your development as a writer is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. All your modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years. 

Creative Writing coursework takes the form of portfolios of shorter pieces of writing, or a longer, more substantial single project. You are also asked to write reflectively and critically about your own creative writing. 

In Literature modules, you’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay, but you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write by submitting creative criticism, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. 

Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 3

All our BA modules in Creative Writing and English Literature have no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature and to show off your development as a writer is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. All your modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years. 

Creative Writing coursework takes the form of portfolios of shorter pieces of writing, or a longer, more substantial single project. You are also asked to write reflectively and critically about your own creative writing. 

In Literature modules, you’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay, but you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write by submitting creative criticism, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. 

Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 1

All our BA modules in Creative Writing and English Literature have no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature and to show off your development as a writer is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. All your modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years. 

Creative Writing coursework takes the form of portfolios of shorter pieces of writing, or a longer, more substantial single project. You are also asked to write reflectively and critically about your own creative writing. 

In Literature modules, you’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay, but you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write by submitting creative criticism, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. 

Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

All our BA modules in Creative Writing and English Literature have no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature and to show off your development as a writer is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. All your modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years. 

Creative Writing coursework takes the form of portfolios of shorter pieces of writing, or a longer, more substantial single project. You are also asked to write reflectively and critically about your own creative writing. 

In Literature modules, you’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay, but you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write by submitting creative criticism, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. 

Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

In Year 3 students must accumulate at least 60 credits in Creative Writing (modules with LDCC-prefix).In years 2 and 3 combined, students must accumulate at least 20 credits in writing before 1789.In level 6 the pre-1789 module is worth 30 credits.Students can do only one Dissertation Module in Year 3.

Assessment for Year 3

All our BA modules in Creative Writing and English Literature have no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature and to show off your development as a writer is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. All your modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years. 

Creative Writing coursework takes the form of portfolios of shorter pieces of writing, or a longer, more substantial single project. You are also asked to write reflectively and critically about your own creative writing. 

In Literature modules, you’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay, but you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write by submitting creative criticism, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. 

Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAA including English Literature or AAB including English Literature with an A in the Extended Project

BTEC

DDD alongside grade A in A-Level English Literature (or equivalent). Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish highers

AAAAAA including English Literature

Scottish highers advanced

BBB including English Literature

Irish leaving certificate

6 subjects at H2 including English Literature

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3 including 12 credits in English Literature.

European Baccalaureate

82% including English Literature

International Baccalaureate

34 points including HL 6 English

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

If you do not have an A-Level or equivalent qualification in English Literature (or English Language and Literature), once you have submitted your UCAS form we may then contact you to ask you to submit a short analysis of a passage of a literary text in support of your application.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes.

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme, and successful submission of a creative writing portfolio. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

International Foundation in Humanities and Law (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

Special Entry Requirements

Candidates who are shortlisted will be asked to provide a sample of their creative writing:  we ask for around 7 pages of work, which can be on any subject and in any genre of the candidate's choice. Most choose to send poetry, prose, or a mixture of the two.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA 

English for University Study at INTO UEA 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 667257

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

 

Course Reference Number: 667257

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Course Reference Number: 667257
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
W8Q3
Entry Requirements
AAA
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