On this course, you will pursue creative and professional writing alongside a rigorous academic curriculum in English literature. There is a dedicated writing module every year and a placement module in year three.
Why study English literature with writing?
A degree in English literature with writing is characterised by its emphasis on different forms of writing, from creative and literary to professional writing.
Studying this subject is also excellent preparation for careers in the cultural industries, one of Britain's most exciting, diverse and internationally recognised fields.
You will build a portfolio of work to evidence your skills and enhance your opportunities for employment.
Why UWE Bristol?
BA(Hons) English Literature with Writing will hone your writing skills, both creative and professional, as you study a varied selection of literature, from the Renaissance to the 21st century.
You'll take dedicated writing modules, where you'll build your writing expertise in areas such as advertising, marketing and PR, health and society, speechwriting, journalism, and writing for social and online media.
The literary part of the course will hone your critical and theoretical abilities, as you analyse and critique different texts.
Hear from guest speakers from industry, who'll share their experiences and help you consider different career paths.
Build a portfolio of work in different genres, registers, modes and formats, which you can use as evidence of your skills to future employers.
Gain valuable experience on the placement module, to further develop your skills and get first-hand insight into the workplace.
The course consistently ranks highly in the National Student Survey (NSS), thanks to the quality of the teaching and our inspiring staff, who are experts in their field, and will support you throughout your studies.
Focusing on the avenues that most interest you, through your modules and assessments, you'll graduate confident to pursue your chosen career.
Where can it take me?
Leave the course with a wealth of experience in writing for traditional and digital platforms.
Your expertise in the written word will be needed in every sector, along with your skills in research, problem-solving, team-work, critical thinking, independence and self-motivation.
The door will be open to exciting careers in the cultural industries, the media or the arts, working in marketing, editing, publishing or teaching.
The academic rigour of the course also prepares you well for further study at postgraduate level.