Studying Creative Writing helps you to harness the full expressive potential and persuasive power of language. It provides you with the tools and the confidence to approach a wide range of literary forms – from short fiction to immersive journalism, poetry to scriptwriting for the stage, radio and screen – with aesthetic judgement and practical command.
Your English with Creative Writing BA
Your English with Creative Writing BA will enable you to develop your skills in analysing and creating literature. You’ll take courses in literature from 1550 to the present, learning how writers have responded to their contexts, cultures, and the literature of their contemporaries. You’ll gain the tools and confidence to develop your creative responses to your cultural situation, and will find yourself approaching a diverse range of literary forms from both a critical and creative perspective.
Teaching & learning
You will experience an average of over 10 high-quality contact hours with academics per week, typically consisting of:
- 6 hours of degree lectures
- 1-hour one-to-one tutorial
- 1-hour small group tutorial
- 1.5 hours LAUNCH seminar
- 2 hours NCH Diploma lectures
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Timetables are usually made available to students during Freshers’ Week. Teaching can be scheduled to take place during any day of the week. However, when possible, Wednesday afternoons are usually reserved for sports and cultural activities.
New College of the Humanities’ degrees have been designed and created by the College’s world-class professors and faculty. The courses reflect their areas of expertise and research interests, meaning that they are strongly engaged with the material that they will teach you, and there may be opportunities for students to participate in active research. Read more
In the case of the English major and minor, the curriculum is overseen and advocated by Professor Sir Christopher Ricks BA, MA, BLitt (Oxon), FBA, Warren Professor of the Humanities and co- director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, formerly Professor of English at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge, and Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.
In the case of the Creative Writing minor, the curriculum is overseen and developed by Jaya Savige BA, MPhil (UQ), PhD (Cantab – pending), Gates Cambridge Scholar, poet and Poetry Editor of The Australian.
New College of the Humanities has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). NCH is subject to educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) under the UK Visas and Immigration’s Tier 4 sponsorship requirements. See the QAA for more information.
The New College of the Humanities undergraduate degree programmes have been validated by Solent University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Solent University award of the BA (Hons).
To reflect the greater richness of your studies and the additional Core Courses and professional development programme that you study at the College, you will be awarded the NCH Diploma in addition to your degree. The diploma sets you apart from other graduates by marking the greater breadth of your education at the College. The NCH Diploma is a non-credit bearing award.
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