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University of Huddersfield

English Literature with Creative Writing

UCAS Code: Q3WW

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a minimum grade B in any form of English.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

modules to include any form of English.

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.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

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 | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

English language

English literature

**If you love books and enjoy exploring new ideas, then English literature is for you. During this course, you’ll get to read (and discuss) some of the greatest works ever written. And on the Creative Writing parts of the course, we’ll encourage you to express yourself and explore your talents as a writer.**

Studying English literature could also help you gain practical, transferable skills needed in the real world – things like critical thinking, researching, independent study, communicating and arguing persuasively. You’ll explore how to present your ideas using the latest media, as well as more traditional approaches.

- We are in the top 3 English departments in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2018).

- We offer a wide range of 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 interesting fieldtrips.

- 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’ll hopefully be inspired to take your own creative writing further. On the course your tutors will encourage you to develop your creativity as you go, giving useful and practical feedback to help you polish your work to perhaps even get it ready for publication.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£14,500
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 Languages & Media

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.

77%
low
English language
81%
med
English literature

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.

English language

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

95%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

96%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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