BA (Hons) in Writing and English Literature Anglia Ruskin University
Develop as a creative and professional writer while exploring the writing that has shaped, and been shaped by, different societies by studying our BA (Hons) Writing and English Literature degree at Cambridge.
Explore professional writing techniques and learn to write compelling narratives whether you want to write poetry, drama, short fiction, news, features, or something else. You’ll improve your writing skills with invaluable feedback from professional writers, and workshops with your fellow students.
You’ll also find out how English literature is shaped by its historical and cultural context, and how, in turn, it influences individual readers and the whole of society. You’ll also learn about many other subjects, including history, politics, religion, psychology and the history of art, which will enrich your writing. Your deeper understanding of literary texts will improve your abilities as a writer.
You can tailor your Writing and English Literature degree to your ideal career with our wide range of optional modules, including work-based modules in Years 2 and 3. We’ll support you to find work placements relevant to your chosen career. You can also take an optional placement year.
You’ll also have the option to learn a language with our Anglia Language Programme in Years 2 and 3, and/or study abroad for a semester and apply for funding to help cover the cost.
You’ll develop many skills besides writing, including literacy, communication, research, creative thinking, self-reliance and teamwork, all of which can help you start a career in many different areas.
- A History of English Literature 1: Writing Matters
- A History of English Literature 2: Reading Literature and Theory
- Introduction to Imaginative Writing
- Screenwriting: The Short Film
- Fundamentals of Publishing
- Writing Short Fiction
- Romantic Conflicts
- Victorian Literature and Culture
- Writing for the Stage
- Ruskin Module (15 credits)
- Reading Beyond Britain
- Writing World War One: Trauma, Memory, Resistance
- Science Fiction
- Contemporary Issues in Stylistics
- The European Novel: Desire and Transgression
- Modernism and the City
- History of English
- Dialogue and Debate: Renaissance Literature
- Anglia Language Programme
- Careers in Writing: Editing and Copywriting
- Writing Creative Non-Fiction
- Writing Poetry
- Contemporary Fiction
- Major Project Writing
- Major Project English Literature
- Elizabeth Gaskell and the Brontës
- Renaissance Magic
- Spectacle and Representation in Renaissance Drama
- Careers with English
- Romantic Ideas
- New Media Discourse
- Literature and Exile: Displacement, Identity, Self
- Film Journalism
- Theorising Children's Literature
- Anglia Language Programme
- Worldbuilding 1 and 2
- Publishing in Practice
- The Business of Being a Writer: Craft and Professional Practice
- Novel Writing: Long-Form Prose
Program Tuition Fee
Our BA (Hons) Writing and English Literature students go on to successful careers in a variety of fields, including journalism, teaching, writing, television, radio, the music industry, gallery work and arts administration.
The literacy, creativity, problem-solving, research, analysis and communication skills our Writing and English Literature students gain are highly valued by employers. You’ll also learn to work well independently and as part of a team.
You could also learn more, develop a specialism or start an exciting career in research with our Master's degrees in English Literature or Creative Writing. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
English Language Requirements
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