English and Creative Writing is the perfect course to both learn about English Literature from the Renaissance to the present day and to gain crucial literary skills that will equip you to read and write at a high level.
This course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, and analytical and creative skills through the analysis, interpretation and creation of literary texts and your own creative writing in a range of genres. The range and choice of modules ensure that you will achieve a sound understanding of the principal genres and periods of English literature while at the same time developing your own writing ability.
Whether youre interested in travel writing, journalism, comedy screenwriting, the short story or the contemporary novel, Brunel has a wide range of staff who regularly produce bestselling novels, screenplays for major movies or journalism for the best of the British and international press. Combining this expertise with a supportive environment for students looking to break into writing, the Brunel Creative Writing BA is undoubtedly among the best in the country.
With our focus on the contemporary as well as a firm grounding in all aspects of English literature, our team is uniquely equipped to give you an excellent understanding of the importance of narrative and the value of reading and writing in the contemporary world, and to show you how best to use those skills in your future.
This combined degree is designed to:
provide a framework which demonstrates the scope of English literature, within which you can develop individual interests;
explore your creative abilities in a range of disciplines;
develop your responses to literary works and your competence in methods of independent reading;
develop skills of expression and critical evaluation, and techniques of scholarship and presentation;
develop a range of key skills and strategies for learning and imaginative thinking.
The English courses as a whole cover all the major periods of literature from the Renaissance to the most recent publications in poetry, fiction and drama. Our lecturers have a good record of research and publication but, because our own areas of expertise are wide-ranging, we dont promote any single critical approach as the right way of reading literature. Instead we aim to introduce you right from the start to a variety of critical perspectives in preference to a routine chronological survey.
All Level 1 modules offer an introduction to a broad range of areas that are revisited and further developed at Levels 2 and 3.
The Creative Writing modules will foster your self-awareness and draw extensively on your individual personal experience and interests. You can choose from fiction, poetry, screenwriting and journalism in Level 2.
All modules at Level 3 will encourage you to be active and independent critics and writers and will address a wide variety of different approaches to literature.
The Creative Writing Project will enable you to undertake an extended piece of creative work, encouraging full expression of the skills that the programme as a whole is designed to develop. This project allows you to give full reign to your personal interests. Whether its writing music journalism or epic poetry, this is your chance to create a project that fulfils your creative ambitions.
In Creative Writing and the Creative Industriesand the Creative Industries Successful creative writing students will have the option of continuing their creative work to Masters level.
Level 1 Core
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 92
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GCE A-level AAB BBB. Typical offer AAB, including Grade B in English Literature or English Language & Literature.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*D*D in a related subject (Applicants without A-level English Literature or English Language & Literature will be required to submit a written sample of work on request).
BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D in a related subject with an A-level in English at grade A.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A-levels grade AA including English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma 35 points including Higher Level 5 in English.
Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass a related subject Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. All English units must be Distinctions at level 3 and for Creative Writing applicants must provide a sample of creative writing.
GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants within our grade range as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.
English Language Requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.