English Literature and Creative Writing

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BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
QW41
UCAS code:
QW39
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, with a foundation year at City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College
Study option:
Part-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
6 Years
Start date:
27 September 2021

Choose your pathway

Explore literacy classics or write your own!

Small and friendly department

Our team of published writers and critics will guide you through literature and styles of writing you will be familiar with and introduce you to new worlds of representation and expression that you haven’t even imagined yet.

Workplace option

You can complete a placement on our English in the Workplace module

English Literature and Creative Writing at Staffordshire University is a small and friendly department in which all staff and students know each other and are on first name terms. We pride ourselves on our exceptional levels of student support.

Embark on a new adventure in literature and writing with our innovative English and Creative Writing degree. Our small and friendly team of published writers and critics will guide you through literature and styles of writing you will be familiar with and introduce you to new worlds of representation and expression that you haven’t even imagined yet. You will learn in small group seminars and writers’ workshops to advance your knowledge and develop your understandings of some of the greatest literature from around the world and to explore modes of writing that are both conventional and experimental. You will examine critical and creative approaches to major forms, genres, movements and periods, establishing your own voice as a writer, critic, or both. On project modules, you will have the chance to work on our online student journal, organise awards schemes with schools, contribute to literacy projects, and work with students from across the uni, or focus on a major research project of your own.

At Staffs Uni, we believe that the best writers are incisive and knowledgeable readers and that the most sensitive and original critics understand the processes of composition. So, once you get into your 2nd year you can take our genre modules with critical and creative assignments – Magical Realism, Gothic, Children’s Literature and Crime Fiction. Literature modules will range from Shakespeare (and before) to contemporary climate fiction, making sure that you are fully equipped with knowledge of Victorian writing and modernism on the way. During your course, you’ll explore how writers have transformed the portrayal of the world, constantly remaking how we think about literature and even what literature is. You'll contextualise great works through critical and theoretical interpretations and discover your own approaches. If you are thinking of a career in teaching, you will be curriculum ready. Writers will range across poetry, prose fiction, screenwriting, writing for the stage and publishing and editing, ensuring that you are ready for a career as a professional writer.

You can choose options to match your own passions and expertise, specialising in creative writing, English literature or balancing both. Our placement module allows you to put your skills and learning into practice in a professional setting, beginning the work of building a CV, a portfolio, and a professional network for your career ahead.

Our academic team are here to look after your future, consistently achieving 90% and above for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey and 100% for teaching and feedback. You will be assisted all the way through your studies by an Academic Mentor and high levels of student support.

Embark on a new adventure in literature and writing with our innovative English and Creative Writing degree. Our small and friendly team of published writers and critics will guide you through literature and styles of writing you will be familiar with and introduce you to new worlds of representation and expression that you haven’t even imagined yet. You will learn in small group seminars and writers’ workshops to advance your knowledge and develop your understandings of some of the greatest literature from around the world and to explore modes of writing that are both conventional and experimental. You will examine critical and creative approaches to major forms, genres, movements and periods, establishing your own voice as a writer, critic, or both. On project modules, you will have the chance to work on our online student journal, organise awards schemes with schools, contribute to literacy projects, and work with students from across the uni, or focus on a major research project of your own.

At Staffs Uni, we believe that the best writers are incisive and knowledgeable readers and that the most sensitive and original critics understand the processes of composition. So, once you get into your 2nd year you can take our genre modules with critical and creative assignments – Magical Realism, Gothic, Children’s Literature and Crime Fiction. Literature modules will range from Shakespeare (and before) to contemporary climate fiction, making sure that you are fully equipped with knowledge of Victorian writing and modernism on the way. During your course, you’ll explore how writers have transformed the portrayal of the world, constantly remaking how we think about literature and even what literature is. You'll contextualise great works through critical and theoretical interpretations and discover your own approaches. If you are thinking of a career in teaching, you will be curriculum ready. Writers will range across poetry, prose fiction, screenwriting, writing for the stage and publishing and editing, ensuring that you are ready for a career as a professional writer.

You can choose options to match your own passions and expertise, specialising in creative writing, English literature or balancing both. Our placement module allows you to put your skills and learning into practice in a professional setting, beginning the work of building a CV, a portfolio, and a professional network for your career ahead.

Our academic team are here to look after your future, consistently achieving 90% and above for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey and 100% for teaching and feedback. You will be assisted all the way through your studies by an Academic Mentor and high levels of student support.

Embark on a new adventure in literature and writing with our innovative English and Creative Writing degree. Our small and friendly team of published writers and critics will guide you through literature and styles of writing you will be familiar with and introduce you to new worlds of representation and expression that you haven’t even imagined yet. You will learn in small group seminars and writers’ workshops to advance your knowledge and develop your understandings of some of the greatest literature from around the world and to explore modes of writing that are both conventional and experimental. You will examine critical and creative approaches to major forms, genres, movements and periods, establishing your own voice as a writer, critic, or both. On project modules, you will have the chance to work on our online student journal, organise awards schemes with schools, contribute to literacy projects, and work with students from across the uni, or focus on a major research project of your own.

At Staffs Uni, we believe that the best writers are incisive and knowledgeable readers and that the most sensitive and original critics understand the processes of composition. So, once you get into your 2nd year you can take our genre modules with critical and creative assignments – Magical Realism, Gothic, Children’s Literature and Crime Fiction. Literature modules will range from Shakespeare (and before) to contemporary climate fiction, making sure that you are fully equipped with knowledge of Victorian writing and modernism on the way. During your course, you’ll explore how writers have transformed the portrayal of the world, constantly remaking how we think about literature and even what literature is. You'll contextualise great works through critical and theoretical interpretations and discover your own approaches. If you are thinking of a career in teaching, you will be curriculum ready. Writers will range across poetry, prose fiction, screenwriting, writing for the stage and publishing and editing, ensuring that you are ready for a career as a professional writer.

You can choose options to match your own passions and expertise, specialising in creative writing, English literature or balancing both. Our placement module allows you to put your skills and learning into practice in a professional setting, beginning the work of building a CV, a portfolio, and a professional network for your career ahead.

Our academic team are here to look after your future, consistently achieving 90% and above for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey and 100% for teaching and feedback. You will be assisted all the way through your studies by an Academic Mentor and high levels of student support.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing

Work placements

Our English in the Workplace modules allows you to put your skills and learning in to practice in a professional setting, beginning the work of building a CV, a portfolio, and a professional network for your career ahead.

Course content

In Year 1, all students will develop their writing, analysis and communication skills by covering major periods, genres and debates. 

English Literature pathway

In the Year 2 core module, you’ll explore literature in its cultural, historical and social contexts by covering a range of authors from Dickens to Virginia Woolf. Our wide range of optional modules such as Children’s Writing, American literature, Gothic, Magical Realism, Crime Writing and Shakespeare will give you the flexibility to focus on your own areas of interest. You’ll have the chance to expand your vocational skills if you choose our English in the Workplace module, where you’ll work on a project in a workplace of your choice or with our partners in education, publishing and the arts.

In Year 3, alongside your option modules, you can complete an extended piece of supervised research. Throughout your lectures, seminars and workshops we will work with you to expand your knowledge and understanding of literature across centuries and continents.

English Literature and Creative Writing pathway

In Year 2, core modules in Victorian literature and Writing for Publication consolidate your knowledge of a key area of literary studies and essential professional writing skills. Our wide range of option modules such as Children’s Writing, American literature, Gothic, Magical Realism, Crime Writing and Shakespeare will give you the flexibility to focus on your own areas of interest. You’ll have the chance to expand your vocational skills if you choose our English in the Workplace module, where you’ll work on a project in a workplace of your choice or with our partners in education, publishing and the arts. Creative writing modules will develop your poetry, prose fiction, screen-writing and non-fiction writing and will introduce you to the professional skills of editing and publishing. Our innovative creative-critical modules allow you to study major genres in literature and be assessed through a creative genre piece.

In Year 3, alongside your option modules, you can complete an extended piece of supervised research OR a creative project. Throughout your lectures, seminars and workshops we will work with you to build your writing portfolio and expand your knowledge and understanding of literature across centuries and continents.

Creative Writing pathway

In Year 2, core modules in Identity and Place and Writing for Publication consolidate your knowledge of prose writing and essential professional writing skills. You’ll have the chance to expand your vocational skills if you choose our English in the Workplace module, where you’ll work on a project in a workplace of your choice or with our partners in education, publishing and the arts. Option modules will develop your poetry, prose fiction, screen-writing and non-fiction writing and will introduce you to the professional skills of editing and publishing. Our innovative creative-critical modules allow you to study major genres (realism, Gothic, Magic Realism, Crime Fiction) in literature and be assessed through a creative genre piece.

In Year 3, alongside your option modules, you can complete an extended creative project. Throughout your lectures, seminars and workshops we will work with you to build your writing portfolio and expand your knowledge of genres and the publishing industry.

In Year 1, all students will develop their writing, analysis and communication skills by covering major periods, genres and debates. 

English Literature pathway

In the Year 2 core module, you’ll explore literature in its cultural, historical and social contexts by covering a range of authors from Dickens to Virginia Woolf. Our wide range of optional modules such as Children’s Writing, American literature, Gothic, Magical Realism, Crime Writing and Shakespeare will give you the flexibility to focus on your own areas of interest. You’ll have the chance to expand your vocational skills if you choose our English in the Workplace module, where you’ll work on a project in a workplace of your choice or with our partners in education, publishing and the arts.

In Year 3, alongside your option modules, you can complete an extended piece of supervised research. Throughout your lectures, seminars and workshops we will work with you to expand your knowledge and understanding of literature across centuries and continents.

English Literature and Creative Writing pathway

In Year 2, core modules in Victorian literature and Writing for Publication consolidate your knowledge of a key area of literary studies and essential professional writing skills. Our wide range of option modules such as Children’s Writing, American literature, Gothic, Magical Realism, Crime Writing and Shakespeare will give you the flexibility to focus on your own areas of interest. You’ll have the chance to expand your vocational skills if you choose our English in the Workplace module, where you’ll work on a project in a workplace of your choice or with our partners in education, publishing and the arts. Creative writing modules will develop your poetry, prose fiction, screen-writing and non-fiction writing and will introduce you to the professional skills of editing and publishing. Our innovative creative-critical modules allow you to study major genres in literature and be assessed through a creative genre piece.

In Year 3, alongside your option modules, you can complete an extended piece of supervised research OR a creative project. Throughout your lectures, seminars and workshops we will work with you to build your writing portfolio and expand your knowledge and understanding of literature across centuries and continents.

Creative Writing pathway

In Year 2, core modules in Identity and Place and Writing for Publication consolidate your knowledge of prose writing and essential professional writing skills. You’ll have the chance to expand your vocational skills if you choose our English in the Workplace module, where you’ll work on a project in a workplace of your choice or with our partners in education, publishing and the arts. Option modules will develop your poetry, prose fiction, screen-writing and non-fiction writing and will introduce you to the professional skills of editing and publishing. Our innovative creative-critical modules allow you to study major genres (realism, Gothic, Magic Realism, Crime Fiction) in literature and be assessed through a creative genre piece.

In Year 3, alongside your option modules, you can complete an extended creative project. Throughout your lectures, seminars and workshops we will work with you to build your writing portfolio and expand your knowledge of genres and the publishing industry.

In Year 1, all students will develop their writing, analysis and communication skills by covering major periods, genres and debates. 

English Literature pathway

In the Year 2 core module, you’ll explore literature in its cultural, historical and social contexts by covering a range of authors from Dickens to Virginia Woolf. Our wide range of optional modules such as Children’s Writing, American literature, Gothic, Magical Realism, Crime Writing and Shakespeare will give you the flexibility to focus on your own areas of interest. You’ll have the chance to expand your vocational skills if you choose our English in the Workplace module, where you’ll work on a project in a workplace of your choice or with our partners in education, publishing and the arts.

In Year 3, alongside your option modules, you can complete an extended piece of supervised research. Throughout your lectures, seminars and workshops we will work with you to expand your knowledge and understanding of literature across centuries and continents.

English Literature and Creative Writing pathway

In Year 2, core modules in Victorian literature and Writing for Publication consolidate your knowledge of a key area of literary studies and essential professional writing skills. Our wide range of option modules such as Children’s Writing, American literature, Gothic, Magical Realism, Crime Writing and Shakespeare will give you the flexibility to focus on your own areas of interest. You’ll have the chance to expand your vocational skills if you choose our English in the Workplace module, where you’ll work on a project in a workplace of your choice or with our partners in education, publishing and the arts. Creative writing modules will develop your poetry, prose fiction, screen-writing and non-fiction writing and will introduce you to the professional skills of editing and publishing. Our innovative creative-critical modules allow you to study major genres in literature and be assessed through a creative genre piece.

In Year 3, alongside your option modules, you can complete an extended piece of supervised research OR a creative project. Throughout your lectures, seminars and workshops we will work with you to build your writing portfolio and expand your knowledge and understanding of literature across centuries and continents.

Creative Writing pathway

In Year 2, core modules in Identity and Place and Writing for Publication consolidate your knowledge of prose writing and essential professional writing skills. You’ll have the chance to expand your vocational skills if you choose our English in the Workplace module, where you’ll work on a project in a workplace of your choice or with our partners in education, publishing and the arts. Option modules will develop your poetry, prose fiction, screen-writing and non-fiction writing and will introduce you to the professional skills of editing and publishing. Our innovative creative-critical modules allow you to study major genres (realism, Gothic, Magic Realism, Crime Fiction) in literature and be assessed through a creative genre piece.

In Year 3, alongside your option modules, you can complete an extended creative project. Throughout your lectures, seminars and workshops we will work with you to build your writing portfolio and expand your knowledge of genres and the publishing industry.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically, the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically, the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically, the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester.

All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

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English and Creative Writing student, Lorelei talks about the emerging genre of Eco-criticism which is helps us to process the environmental challenges faced.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
British Literature 1945-Present 30 credits
Imagining America : An Introduction To American Literature 15 credits
Introduction To Creative Writing 30 credits
Introduction To English Studies 30 credits
Writing For Success 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Victorian Modernity 30 credits
Writing For Publication 30 credits
Show 12 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
There are no compulsory modules for this year.
Show 9 optional modules

Creative Writing

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
British Literature 1945-Present 30 credits
Imagining America : An Introduction To American Literature 15 credits
Introduction To Creative Writing 30 credits
Introduction To English Studies 30 credits
Writing For Success 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Identity And Place 30 credits
Writing For Publication 30 credits
Show 8 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Creative Writing Project 30 credits
Show 6 optional modules

English Literature

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
British Literature 1945-Present 30 credits
Imagining America : An Introduction To American Literature 15 credits
Introduction To Creative Writing 30 credits
Introduction To English Studies 30 credits
Writing For Success 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Victorian Modernity 30 credits
Show 8 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
There are no compulsory modules for this year.
Show 6 optional modules

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

A levels: BBC

BTEC: DMM

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points
  • A levels: A, DD, EEE
  • BTEC: PPP

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

A levels: BBC

BTEC: DMM

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

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Krishan Coupland - Writer/Publisher

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For equivalent entry requirements in your home country, please see the information on our country pages.

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Check our entry and English language requirements for your country.

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Facilities

Libraries

We have Libraries and Service desks at both sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. All have experienced and friendly staff who can answer your IT queries, help you to access resources, show you how to research for your assignments and even help with referencing.

Some libraries are open 24/7 at key times in the academic year and we have a 24 hour help line too.

Headspace (Library)

Based in the Cadman Library, our Headspace areas are a quieter, restful place to think and relax with jigsaws, novels and more.

Cafe Cadman

A contemporary “lounge style” café located in the entrance to the library serving COSTA coffee; with a range of fantastic impulse cakes and home baked snacks.

Careers

On our degrees, you will develop high-level critical and creative intelligence that will give you access to a wide range of professions, such as journalism, teaching, personnel management, social work or the media.

If you are thinking of becoming a primary or English teacher, the Education department can support your application, whether you are applying to Staffordshire or elsewhere for your teacher training. Application, interview and presentation days will help you to prepare for the selection process.

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Cathryn Hurd - English

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will experience a wide variety of approaches to teaching on your course, including lectures, seminars, and one-to-one tutorials. We use a 3-hour workshop format which includes short lectures, individual and group tasks and then immediate feedback about what has taken place. You will also have the opportunity to undertake independent research assignments, whole group and small group exercises, and the guided development of presentations to help develop your assignments.

Throughout, we focus on ensuring that you progress through your degree in a cumulative way, gaining both subject knowledge and analytical, critical and communicative skills. In our thematic and skills-based modules you will learn to reflect upon the literature and culture of English; our placement modules help you to understand how your subject knowledge and skills can be used in a range of different workplace settings.

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to discuss your progress and help you to achieve your aims.

You will experience a wide variety of approaches to teaching on your course, including lectures, seminars, and one-to-one tutorials. We use a 3-hour workshop format which includes short lectures, individual and group tasks and then immediate feedback about what has taken place. You will also have the opportunity to undertake independent research assignments, whole group and small group exercises, and the guided development of presentations to help develop your assignments.

Throughout, we focus on ensuring that you progress through your degree in a cumulative way, gaining both subject knowledge and analytical, critical and communicative skills. In our thematic and skills-based modules you will learn to reflect upon the literature and culture of English; our placement modules help you to understand how your subject knowledge and skills can be used in a range of different workplace settings.

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to discuss your progress and help you to achieve your aims.

You will experience a wide variety of approaches to teaching on your course, including lectures, seminars, and one-to-one tutorials. We use a 3-hour workshop format which includes short lectures, individual and group tasks and then immediate feedback about what has taken place. You will also have the opportunity to undertake independent research assignments, whole group and small group exercises, and the guided development of presentations to help develop your assignments.

Throughout, we focus on ensuring that you progress through your degree in a cumulative way, gaining both subject knowledge and analytical, critical and communicative skills. In our thematic and skills-based modules you will learn to reflect upon the literature and culture of English; our placement modules help you to understand how your subject knowledge and skills can be used in a range of different workplace settings.

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to discuss your progress and help you to achieve your aims.

Assessment

English employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, elearning exercises, poster presentations, reports, reflective diaries, and oral presentations.

English employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, elearning exercises, poster presentations, reports, reflective diaries, and oral presentations.

English employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, elearning exercises, poster presentations, reports, reflective diaries, and oral presentations.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

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Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements.

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements.

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements.

Year 1

20% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
80% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 2

24% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
76% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 3

24% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
76% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

Year 1

3% practical exams
89% coursework
9% written exams

Year 2

10% practical exams
90% coursework
0% written exams

Year 3

11% practical exams
89% coursework
0% written exams

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. 

Dr Mark Brown

Course Director

As well as being Course Leader for English and Creative Writing, I teach on First Year core modules and American literature modules on Crime Fiction, the Contemporary, Modernism and Beat Writing. I also supervise MA and PhD students.

Mark's profile

Dr Lisa Mansell

Senior Lecturer (Tef)

I teach Introduction to Creative Writing, Poetic Writing, Long Poem, Text Art/Visual Poetry, and Experimental Writing.

Lisa's profile

Dr Melanie Ebdon

Senior Lecturer

I am a specialist in contemporary literature, in particular ecocriticism and postcolonial literatures.

Melanie's profile

Fees

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons)-Full-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 13 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, with a foundation year at City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time £5,950 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Part-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Our students

Completing the English fast-track degree has meant that I can demonstrate to employers I am a dedicated and self-motivated person. I manage the communications to over 350 employees and look after our employee intranet. I work alongside the Employee Engagement Coordinator to ensure everyone at Synectics is happy, has what they need to do their jobs and that they benefit from all of the wellbeing offerings. 

Daisy Egerton

Internal Communications Coordinator (Synectics Solutions)

[The course] definitely helped me refine my craft. I had 3 years to read and listen to all these different things, have all these different experiences, and also try things out. This is a great time to experiment. It’s a really inspiring environment to be in.

Krishan Coupland

Writer/Publisher

It’s been a life changing experience. I've learned so much. Staffordshire University has completely changed me. It’s opened me up to so many new prospects. The whole experience has been amazing, I've loved every single second of it.

Umehra Javed

Graduate

I was offered so many opportunities while I was at Staffs that I left with experience in social media management, learning coaching, copy editing, blogging, as well as my degree. I also got two short stories published and wrote a novel!

Sian Davies

Graduate

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Stoke-on-Trent campus BA (Hons) Full-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus 27 September 2021 Apply now

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Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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