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English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord English Literature with Creative Writing
DipHE English Literature with Creative Writing
CertHE English Literature with Creative Writing

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UPG13004 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UPG13004 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100319, 100046

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

English

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - School of Literature and Languages

Programme Leader

BAHS Liz (Lit & Langs)

Date of production/revision of spec

02/06/2023

Educational aims of the programme

  • - This programme is designed to: help students hone and develop their creative writing skills in a variety of modes (including poetry, prose and dramatic writing for stage and screen)
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the distinctive character of texts written in the principal literary genres, and of other kinds of writing and communication
  • develop reading, analysis and writing of complex literary texts and discourses in relation to their historical, social, political, cultural, geographical and global contexts
  • develop resourcefulness in research and writing skills, assist personal and professional development, and foster rigor, resilience and confidence, preparing students to fulfil their potential in today's world
  • enhance employability by providing a greater understanding of the different professional paths available to writers, some insight into the contemporary publishing landscape, and the economic practicalities of authorship
  • ensure wide reading across the Anglophone canon as well as non-Western and marginalised traditions, with the possibility of in-depth study of contemporary literatures and cultures, creative writing, and the interface between global literatures and other related media
  • impart an enthusiasm for, and understanding of, the subject that informs future choices, including careers, further study and lifelong learning
  • investigate and offer a deep understanding of the social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts for the production of literary texts and other forms of artistic expression, and the way they intervene in the related discourse
  • promote an understanding of verbal creativity and the formal and aesthetic dimensions of literary texts

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Students who successfully complete this programme will show: skills in reading, analysis and writing of literary texts and associated critical and theoretical discourses and the ability to apply an understanding of social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts for the production of literary texts KC DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
ability to comprehend the complex nature of literary language and genre, and how they are affected by social and cultural norms from a global and culturally sensitive perspective KT Ord, BA (Hons)
ability to use a wide range of digital and online tools for the study, research, and production of critical and creative knowledge CPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
ability to practice independent and critical thinking, to collaborate productively with peers, and to communicate professionally in a variety of modes┬┐written, verbal, and digital CT DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
ability to use effective bibliographical skills and to conduct research independently and rigorously, in both digital and physical spaces PT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
ability to demonstrate independent thought and judgement, to synthesise information, and to formulate creative and critical proposal KT DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
ability to demonstrate resourcefulness by managing time effectively and by developing projects to inform own and/or others learning CPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
ability to establish connections between theoretical and textual materials (familiar and unfamiliar), and to develop original interpretations of them CP Ord, BA (Hons)
ability to analyse the role of authorship and textual production within contemporary publishing CP CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)
ability to integrate critical information and use it to access and work with resources for creative and critical outcomes PT DipHE, Ord, BA (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Module Selection for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Students choose at least one module from ELI2037 and ELI2047. Students also choose at least one module from ELI2035 and ELI2049 (Creative Writing modules).
Students are allowed to take only 15 credits (1 module) from Translation modules per level, subject to them fulfilling the prerequisites.

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Students must choose to do either ELI3033 or ELI3034 (45 credits).
In addition, they choose 5 optional modules, 3 in one semester and 2 in the other.

In the first semester students choose at least one module from Creative Writing modules ELI3059 and ELI3064 (subject to the caveat of 45 credits of optional modules in one semester and 30 credits in the other).
In the second semester students choose at least one module from the Creative Writing modules ELI3046, ELI3067 and MFC3034 (subject to the caveat of 45 credits of optional modules in one semester and 30 credits in the other).

Students are allowed to take only 15 credits (1 module) from Translation modules per level, subject to them fulfilling the prerequisites.

Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Module Selection for Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Students choose at least one module from ELI2037 and ELI2047. Students also choose at least one module from ELI2035 and ELI2049 (Creative Writing modules).
Students are allowed to take only 15 credits (1 module) from Translation modules per level, subject to them fulfilling the prerequisites.

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Students must choose to do either ELI3033 or ELI3034 (45 credits).
In addition, they choose 5 optional modules, 3 in one semester and 2 in the other.

In the first semester students choose at least one module from Creative Writing modules ELI3059 and ELI3064 (subject to the caveat of 45 credits of optional modules in one semester and 30 credits in the other).
In the second semester students choose at least one module from the Creative Writing modules ELI3046, ELI3067 and MFC3034 (subject to the caveat of 45 credits of optional modules in one semester and 30 credits in the other).

Students are allowed to take only 15 credits (1 module) from Translation modules per level, subject to them fulfilling the prerequisites.

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Students must choose one of the above three modules.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.