- Typical A-Level Offer: BCC to include English;
- GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances
- Other equivalent qualifications.
- IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.
In your first year, you’ll study core creative writing modules that will introduce you to the practice of writing fiction, poetry, and for the media. You will study English literature modules, including Thinking with Texts, and can choose from a range of optional English literature and language modules that explore topics as diverse as women’s writing, poetry, the influence of communicative and sociolinguistic contexts, and the past, present and future of the English language. Optional modules in TESOL include lexis and phonology.
In year two, you’ll build on this foundation and start to choose areas of study in creative writing. Modules such as Non-Fiction, Writing for Children complement the work you will do in the Fiction and Poetry workshop. You can focus closely on the subjects within literature, language and TESOL you are most interested in, or you can continue to study a broad range of subjects. There are also options in literature, language, and TESOL if you wish. Literature modules examine the English Renaissance, the Nineteenth-Century, Modernism and the American Dream. Language, Power and Ideology continues to explore the way in which language works and in TESOL, you will begin to learn about the theory and practice of teaching English to students of other languages.
In your final year, you can focus on creative writing or continue to broaden your study in other areas of literature and language. You’ll also complete a dissertation in one of these subject areas. Year three modules deal with modern and contemporary literature, advanced topics in language and other advanced and specialised creative writing modules. As a TESOL student, you will plan, deliver and be assessed on your teaching practice and, if successful, gain an accredited certificate in TESOL.