UWE Bristol - BA Hons English Literature with Writing with Foundation Year

UWE Bristol

BA Hons English Literature with Writing with Foundation Year

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 quality of the course and its teaching is down to our inspiring staff, who are active researchers and 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.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 64
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

Graduates in English literature with writing are highly employable, thanks to their practical skills and broad knowledge base.

Tailoring what and how you study, you can shape the course towards your chosen career path.

Building professional, research and enterprise skills into the modules you study, you'll be encouraged to apply them at every opportunity, most notably in the third-year placement module.

Former students have gone on to work as marketing executives, content managers for publishers, HR recruitment consultants, and teachers in primary, secondary and further education. Many choose to continue their studies with postgraduate degrees in English and related subjects.

Course Details

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

Year 0 Foundation Year

Academic Skills for Arts and Humanities
Thought, Ideas and Myths: past, present and future
Bristol, Arts and Culture
The Power of Words.

Year 1

Literature and Ideas
Genre and Creative Writing
Close Reading
The Child in Literature
Imagined Worlds: Utopian and Dystopian Literature
Travel, Writing and Colonization.

Year 2

Occasions for Writing.

Six optional modules
Renaissance Literature
Shakespeare's Heroes and Villains
Romanticism and Slavery in the Age of Revolution
Class and Culture in Victorian Literature
Gender and Society in Victorian Literature
The Golden Age of Children's Literature
The Country House in British Literature 1910-1960
Modern Literature and the City
Literature and Colonization
American Genres
The Black Atlantic: from the Middle Passage to Hip Hop.

Placement year

Final Year

English Independent Project
Writing in Practice

Two optional modules
Children's Fiction since 1900
Gothic Literature
Contemporary American Narrative
Contemporary British Fiction
Crime and Detection in Nineteenth-Century Literature.

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