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Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and settings. You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction.Learn moreStart writing fiction
Level: 1 Introductory
Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This free course, Approaching poetry, is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry.Learn moreApproaching poetry
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English literature is a broad, accessible and important subject. If you are interested in reading between the lines, and being challenged by new ideas and ways of seeing, then this course is for you. On this course you'll study an exciting range of texts from many different periods and settings, including novels, drama and poetry, and discover an exciting variety of approaches for reading and interpreting them. You'll develop your skills of analysis and communication which will enable you to take a fresh look at familiar texts, and to encounter new texts and ideas with confidence.Learn moreBA (Honours) English Literature
This degree course offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English literature and creative writing. You’ll have the opportunity to study and interpret literature from different historical periods and diverse cultural settings – including translations – and to develop your writing skills in several genres including fiction; poetry; life writing; and scriptwriting for film, radio and stage. Key features of the course: Learn how to analyse a wide range of texts including fiction, poetry and drama. Develop and reflect on your own writing practice At Stage 3 have the opportunity to develop a project based on independent study Learn the skills of complex argument and critical commentary, which are highly valued in the workplaceRead moreBA (Honours) English Literature and Creative Writing
This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a writer in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and scriptwriting for film, radio and the stage. You will be able to write in a genre of your choice and experiment with at least one other through practical and inspiring activities. You will hone your writing practice through sharing, reading and critiquing work in progress, and will work towards producing a substantial piece of your own creative writing to a professional standard. Key features of the course: Develop writing skills and awareness of approaches to writing Develop and hone sophisticated writing skills in at least one genre Develop a sound knowledge of, and ability in, a secondary genre Engage in sharing, critiquing and reviewing a variety of work Prepare a substantial piece of work to a professional standard.Read moreMA in Creative Writing