Combines the study of English literature, English language and creative writing to help you learn new skills in a wide range of subject areas. Core topics explore the evolution of the English language and how it has been employed by society for communication along with analysis and exploration of critical texts within English literature.
The creative writing modules will provide you with a firm technical foundation in the craft, helping you to write for a range of media, including print and digital forms, drawing on DMU’s expertise in digital humanities while at the same time developing your own writing in exciting and creative directions. You will join a lively and welcoming academic community, where you can study a range of topics including Shakespeare, screen and literary adaptations of the classics, romantic and Victorian literature and sociolinguistics.
Our graduates are highly employable owing to their highly developed communication and reasoning skills and their ability to work independently and as part of a group. Many have progressed into professions including media, translation, freelance writing, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service.
- Develop a wide range of transferable skills by learning how to absorb, understand and communicate complex information effectively.
- DMU is ranked in the top 10 Creative Writing courses in the UK for graduate prospects, according to the Complete University Guide 2022.
- Discover print and digital humanities by learning how to use a hand printing press or gain practical training in HTML, with options to explore the production of literary texts in manuscript, print and digital forms.
- Join regional writing networks, take advantage of spoken word events, and perform and publish your work through annual book fairs and festivals such as States of Independence and DMU’s Cultural eXchanges Festival.
- You will receive first-rate teaching from internationally renowned academics who are friendly, supportive and passionate about language and literature. There will be opportunities to attend talks by visiting writers, with previous guests having included former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and poet Benjamin Zephaniah.
- Boost your career prospects through valuable placement and internship opportunities. Recent students have landed roles at the BBC and Penguin Random House, as well mentoring schoolchildren.
- Take part in our international experience programme, DMU Global. Previous students have discovered Danish literature in Copenhagen, taken part in a scavenger hunt in New York Public Library and learned about the role of language in surveillance in Berlin.