English Literature and Creative Writing with an Approved Year Abroad - BA (Hons) Program By University of Kent |Top Universities

University of Kent

Canterbury campus, Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

Gain a solid grounding in the rich traditions of literature while developing your talents as a writer, editor and publisher in our unique project-based programme. Find your own voice, and discover how to make it heard in today’s literary marketplace.


Overview

Kent’s School of English is a large, energetic and pioneering department. Our staff include published poets and novelists, world-renowned scholars and innovative digital practitioners. You will be taught by a wide range of lecturers who use a wide range of approaches, and will therefore encounter new texts, authors and ideas throughout your degree.


Our degree is project-based. Along with poems, stories, literary non-fiction and research essays, you will have the opportunity to produce your own documentary, publish your own book, edit your own online magazine or produce other creative outputs as part of your degree.


To ensure you receive the individual attention and mentoring required, we keep our class sizes small and offer you additional training through Summer Schools and Arts Festivals.


Our degree programme

In your first year, you will learn the essentials of creative writing practice, such as journaling, workshopping, editing and redrafting, while taking modules on the major forms of literature (poetry, drama and fiction), core concepts in critical theory, and writing and research skills. You will also take a range of option modules where you can explore how literature addresses crucial issues such as the environment, power and protest, the social impacts of technology or contemporary feminism.


Instead of exams, your first year will conclude with a program of short courses, workshops and exhibitions during the summer term, where you can pick up essential job skills, intern on research projects in the School, or taste areas of literature and creative writing you missed in your main modules.


In second year, you will take specialised modules on the writing of fiction, poetry and other forms, while choosing which aspects of literary history to study from the 1300s to the present day. In this year, will also decide what you would like to do as your project in your final year, which may take any form, from a dissertation, novel or poetry collection to an online exhibition, community project, or mobile application—and more. You will receive additional assistance to refine your proposal during the summer program.


In third year, as well as completing your project, you will take a number of specialist modules that take you deep into cutting-edge areas of experimental writing and literary research. Your degree will culminate in an Arts Festival and Summer School, where you may have the opportunity to exhibit your work to the public and potential employers.


Year abroad

Your year abroad takes place between your second and final years of study and gives you the opportunity to see your subject from a new perspective and discover a new culture. Previous destinations include:


  • the US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Hong Kong.

About University

Kent is one of the UK’s leading universities, we offer you outstanding teaching, world-leading research, safe and welcoming study locations, and a superb student experience. We offer a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, exciting study abroad and year in industry opportunities, summer schools, and a generous scholarship fund including awards for academic, musical and sporting excellence and dedicated scholarships for international students. The UK’s European university, Kent has beautiful UK campuses close to London, and specialist postgraduate centres in Paris and Brussels


With a student body representing over 157 nationalities you can have fun on a global scale. Take part in Worldfest, Europe Day and celebrate events such as Holi, Thanksgiving, Chinese New year and more. Your international student experience will be completely unique and will equip you for every aspect of your life and career. 

Apply now to join our world and start building your future.

The University of Kent' Statement of Findings can be found at www.kent.ac.uk/tef-statement


Safe, Study, Social

At Kent, we’re working hard to keep our students and our staff safe. Our Safe, Study, Social ethos outlines our approach to ensuring that everyone is able to live and work on campus safely. Visit Safe, Study, Social to find out about the safety measures that we have in place, in study areas, our accommodation and other shared spaces; we update these regularly in line with current guidance.

We know that university is about more than just studying, which is why we are also encouraging people to safely socialise. Both of our campuses offer expansive outdoor spaces – we have spacious greens throughout Canterbury and open waterfronts in Medway. We have a sports centre, a cinema, a number of cafés and restaurants and are championing socially distanced outdoor activities such as outdoor cinema. 


A successful future

We are committed to enhancing the employability of all our students. We do this through employability-focused degrees, internship opportunities, our award-winning careers advisory service, and a range of extra-curricular opportunities to boost your CV and develop your employability skills. 

  • Step up and stand out

From our wide range of industry placements to our Hub for Innovation and Enterprise, you have lots of opportunities to develop real-world skills so that you can stand out from the competition and secure your dream job 


  • Award-winning careers service

The university’s award-winning Careers and Employability Service and students’ unions help students enhance their transferable skills, gain relevant work experience, get first-hand insight into graduate careers and, through curricular and co-curricular activities, develop key graduate attributes that top employers are looking for.

Services offered by Careers and Employability include visits from graduates and employers, an annual Employability Festival, one-to-one careers advice and jobs fairs

  • Academic support 

Our dedicated colleagues in all academic schools can provide you with individual advice and guidance on a wide range of careers 


Join our successful graduates

Our alumni form part of a global network of more than 180,000 former students from 189 countries.


Academic excellence

All of our academic schools produce world-class research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Kent was ranked in the top 20 for research intensity in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 elite Russell Group universities. Because our academics are engaged in high level research as well as teaching, you study with some of the most influential thinkers in your field. If you don’t yet have the required qualifications or level of English language, we offer flexible pre-sessional courses and the International Foundation Programme to enable you to progress to your chosen degree. Free English lessons are also available during your studies.


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