English Language and Creative Writing (BA) course map

Please note this course map is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

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Bea Hitchman

"The best piece of writing advice anyone ever gave me was: don't do it for any other reason than because it's in your bones. Storytelling has always been in my bones, and I love sharing this passion with our students, helping them develop their own writerly instincts, techniques and voices. Of course, stories are never just stories: by learning to express ourselves, we learn to reach our fellow humans and to live better in the world. It's a privilege to see our Creative Writing community at the University grow in confidence and accomplishment, and take their places on the wider writing and publishing stage."

  • Course Leader: Tyler Keevil
  • Senior Tutor: Adrian Long

Level 4

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
HM4001: The Human Experience 15
HM4002: Humanities Skills 15
HM4103: Prose Fundamentals 30
HM4801: Introduction to English 30
To complete your programme you must pass 30 credits from the following:
HM4007: Poetry: Foundations and Legacies 30
HM4104: Dramatic Writing Fundamentals 30
HM4802: The Stories We Live By 15
HM4803: The Power and Magic of Language 15

Level 5

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
HM5001: Research and Enquiry 15
HM5002: Engaging Humanities 15
To complete your programme you must pass a minimum of 30 credits from the following:
HM5101: Poetry and Poetics 30
HM5102: Advanced Prose: The Short Story 30
HM5103: Advanced Drama 30
To complete your programme you must pass a minimum of 30 credits from the following:
HM5805: Language Structure 15
HM5811: Linguistic Comparison 15
HM5812: The Search for New Stories to Live By 15
Other modules that can be counted toward your programme include:
HM5050: Field Trip 15
HM5105: Writing the Novel 15
HM5106: Modelling Creativity: Theory and Practice 15
HM6103: Ideas, Inspirations and Contexts 15

Level 6

What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?

Course Maps

A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.

Module Descriptors

A module is a self contained, individual unit of study. The Module Descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.

Course Resources Archive

Course Maps and Module Descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.