BA (Hons) Creative Writing

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Overview

UCAS Code:W800
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time
Start Dates:September 2017, September 2018
Department:Department of English, History and Creative Writing
Location:Edge Hill University
  • Gain insights into publishing, broadcasting and professional production which will prepare you for a career in the creative industries;
  • Guest writers, visiting industry professionals, readings and workshops bring this degree to life;
  • Taught by a world-class community of writers.

As a Creative Writing student at Edge Hill University you will work with, and we hope become part of, a world class community of writers who will help you develop your skills in areas such as fiction, script, poetry, writing for games and non-fiction. We are celebrating almost three decades of helping students find their creative voices and our aim is to enable you to evolve as an innovative and exciting writer and become the best writer you can be. We have pioneered the use of reflective work to enhance the development of our students and we are recognised as a centre of excellence and innovation. You will also have the opportunity to take part in readings and events and meet a range of writers, editors, dramaturges, producers and directors as visiting lecturers.

Student Profiles

  • Phil Richardson

    BA (Hons) Creative Writing
    I’d heard that Edge Hill had a great reputation. I was excited by the idea of mixing with other ambitious students and gaining invaluable tuition from professional writers.
  • Wendy Gillett

    BA (Hons) Creative Writing
    There's no doubt that my writing has developed enormously during my studies and I no longer stick to the same genre any more. I'm now confident enough to experiment with both my writing and my approach to it.
  • Christine Riaz

    BA (Hons) Creative Writing
    My advice to prospective students would be to choose to study a subject that you love and ideally have a talent for. Everything else will follow on.
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Course in Depth

What will I study?

The course is designed to enable your development as a versatile, skilled and self-reflective writer. It encourages you to find your own creative voice, developing you as a professional, adaptable writer, and extending your knowledge of contemporary writing and its relevance to your own work. You will also gain a critical awareness of a range of markets for your writing and discover how to submit your work for publication or production.

You will write, critically reflect upon, and revise your work to develop your creative and editorial skills and read widely to discover the techniques and approaches of published writers.

Year 1 introduces you to the art of writing fiction, poetry and script, and outlines the business of writing. You will start keeping a writer’s journal and begin to engage with the wider world as a writer. In addition, you will study world building and practice how to construct your own fictional worlds. Your first year provides a solid foundation for your development as a writer.

Year 2 extends and deepens your creative abilities through writing short stories, innovative poetry, and scripts for the stage. You will also study the publishing industry and obtain a greater understanding of the creative industries and the role of the creative writer in the publishing world by taking on either a placement or a group project. Your growing skills as a writer and your broader experience of the range of forms of creative writing prepare you for your final year and for greater creative freedom.

In Year 3 you concentrate on longer work in fiction, on writing scripts for the screen and on further experimentation in poetic style. With a more distinct, developed voice and enhanced creative skills, you can work on more complex stories or the chapters of a novel, and focus on writing scripts for film and television. You will also write a longer piece of work in your preferred medium (for example, fiction, poetry, script or game) to highlight your talents as a creative artist.

How will I study?

Teaching and learning is centred on the writer’s workshop, where your writing will improve through practical exercises and the analysis of existing work. The workshop is a vital element in your development as a writer and your participation will provide you with opportunities for improving your work and commenting constructively on that of fellow writers.

You will also learn the habits and methods of what it means to be a professional writer: keeping a writer’s journal, research and observation, re-drafting and editing, and presenting work to a high standard. Self and peer appraisal are important, as are paired and small group work.

There are also opportunities to undertake work-based learning, independent and employability focused projects. Past projects include setting up and running an online literary magazine, writing and producing a play, and developing and delivering a series of creative writing workshops in schools.

How will I be assessed?

All modules are assessed by coursework, which includes creative practice, critical practice, essays and reflection on the whole process.

There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by Creative Writing tutors who are practising, professional writers. They include widely produced and published novelists, short-story writers, poets, dramatists and games writers. The programme team are also practising researchers and academics, publishing work in a variety of academic and literary journals. This means that you will be taught by people who know how to succeed in the creative industries as well as academia. There will also be opportunities to meet with a range of guest speakers and visiting lecturers.

A Great Study Environment

BA (Hons) Creative WritingAs a Creative Writing student at Edge Hill University, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops and readings with a variety of guest writers at the Arts Centre. Close links have also been established with Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre as well as other poetry venues across Merseyside.

The University hosts the annual Edge Hill Short Story Prize and runs a number of research groups, as well as events, and has recently set up the Edge Hill University Press, which offers students the opportunity of internships working on the editorial team. You may also wish to get involved with editing the student online literary magazine, The Black Market Re-View.

Modules

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Year 1

WRI1014 Building the World (20 credits)

Building the World introduces you to the phenomenon of worldbuilding, i.e. the techniques and practices of constructing imaginative environments. Drawing on examples from script, fiction, film and narrative games, the module will develop your awareness of the importance of credible, well-realised storyworlds within creative practice. The importance of research, imaginative reflection and productive speculation in the development of fictional environments will be emphasised. The aim is to enable you to explore worldbuilding from a critically-informed perspective while allowing you to practice world-creation in a context of your choice.

WRI1018 Introduction to Poetry (20 credits)

Introduction to Poetry guides you in the art of non-metrical poetry by concentrating upon shorter poems and upon building up techniques of perception, language and effect. This will be done in combination with the reading of poetry with the aim of integrating reading as a poet into an on-going practice of reflection. Emphasis will be placed upon journal writing and workshop practice.

WRI1019 Introduction to Fiction (20 credits)

Introduction to Fiction outlines the art of fiction by concentrating on shorter pieces, often referred to as ‘microfiction’. The module also builds up techniques of perception, language and effect, in combination with the reading of fiction, with the aim of integrating reading as a fiction writer into an on-going practice of reflection. Emphasis will be placed upon journal writing and workshop practice.

WRI1020 Introduction to Scriptwriting (20 credits)

Introduction to Scriptwriting covers some of the essential elements of dramatic scriptwriting. These include characterisation, writing dialogue, scenes and beats, monologues, conflict and structure. The module will explore the concept of story in different mediums (theatre/film/television/radio) but will focus in particular on radio drama. You will gain an understanding of the specific demands of learning how to write effectively for radio.

WRI1021 Reading the World and the Business of Writing (20 credits)

Reading the World and the Business of Writing introduces you to a range of contemporary writing, in all its formats, both in English and English translation. The module will help you to develop the art of reading as a writer, enhance your understanding of poetics, and encourage you to contribute to the cultural landscape by producing and maintaining a writer’s blog. All activities will be developed and encouraged via tutorials, lectures, seminars and workshops.

You will select one of the following modules:

WRI1017 Introduction to Writing for Narrative Games (20 credits)

Introduction to Writing for Narrative Games presents you with a selection of the forms of interactive narrative games that have emerged since the mid-1970s. The module focuses on print narratives since the principles of their authoring and design underpin, and provide useful grounding for, the consideration and creation of digital narratives at higher levels. You will address four specific forms: the interactive ‘gamebook’, the narrative boardgame, the story-creation card game, and the tabletop role-playing game. The aim is to explore key aesthetic concepts such as forking path narrative structures, narrative play and ludic narratives, immersion, simulation, improvisation, game-story design, and interactive storytelling.

WRI1022 Introduction to Non-Fiction (20 credits)

Introduction to Non-Fiction presents you with a variety of contemporary forms which fall under the broad title of ‘creative non-fiction’. This includes travel writing, documentary poetry, documentary theatre, life writing, and the contemporary creative essay – disciplines the modern working writer may find themselves exploring in the course of their writing life. These might arise when working for newspapers, journals or magazines, on individual projects or publishing works of book-length. This module includes study at an introductory level of examples of each of these non-fictional forms. It also provides practical advice on making submissions to publications, agents and publishers in these fields.

Language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of WRI1020 Introduction to Scriptwriting.

Year 2

WRI2018 The Writer's Life (20 credits)

The Writer’s Life introduces you to various creative industries (commercial, trade and independent publishing), fields of contemporary literary production and the role(s) of the creative writer within the publishing world and other creative and cultural environments. The module also provides you with the opportunity to engage in professional practice via an independent project where you will negotiate the creation of a cultural artefact and/or cultural service or take an unpaid placement (organised by yourself) in a professional environment. All activities will be developed and encouraged via tutorials, lectures, seminars and workshops.

WRI2020 Inside the Publishing Industry (20 credits)

Inside the Publishing Industry develops your awareness of publishing across literary genres with a focus on poetry, fiction, script and digital publishing. You will explore what writers and publishers are looking for in the 21st century and receive talks by guest speakers from leading publishing presses as well as industry professionals. A study of all genres is designed to explore the differences between writing and production via print, digital media and performance. Self-directed placements in publishing and/or group projects will help develop new skills and experience in the cultural industries. Additionally, this module will involve a visit to a major literary event (such as a festival or book fair) where you can learn more about current trends and predicted futures in a fast-moving publishing climate.

WRI2023 The Art of Poetry (20 credits)

The Art of Poetry enables you to write in, and experiment with, a variety of styles, to read a range of contemporary and recent poetry, and to relate that reading to an on-going process of reflection that will feedback into a robust and inventive writing practice. Emphasis will be placed upon continuous journaling, intensive reading and workshop participation.

WRI2024 Writing Short Stories (20 credits)

Writing Short Stories explores the nature of the short story form and its specific demands on the writer. You will produce your own short fiction, responding to the diversity of styles and genres adopted by short story authors. You will also be given guidance on potential outlets for your work.

WRI2025 The Art of Scriptwriting (20 credits)

The Art of Scriptwriting explores various strategies towards scriptwriting with a particular emphasis on writing imaginatively for the stage. You will gain an understanding of the central role of the playwright in the theatre making process, be involved in a dramaturgical analysis of a range of scripts, and gain an understanding of how plays are constructed. The module enables you to experience writing collaboratively as well as developing your own personal practice and playwright’s aesthetic. Additionally, you will prepare, pitch, develop and write to format your own original one act play.

You will select one of the following modules:

LIT2027 Texts in Motion: Film Adaptation (20 credits)

Texts in Motion: Film Adaptation introduces you to film adaptation and to the discourses and methodologies relevant to a critical understanding of one of the most common textual practices in Western culture. The module focuses, predominantly, on filmic adaptation of literary precursors, but also incorporates a consideration of adaptations based on sequential art.

LIT2046 Pilgrims Progress: British Children's Literature from the 18th Century to the Present Day (20 credits)

Pilgrims Progress: British Children’s Literature from the 18th Century to the Present Day explores British children’s literature from its origins in the eighteenth century. The module progresses through the Romantic period’s celebration of childhood and Victorian ambiguities about the angelic versus the feral child, to the Golden Age of the Edwardian period and beyond into territory darkened by war, overshadowed by the implications of empire, and the oncoming of adolescence. The module will analyse the relationships between children and adults, nature, animals, class, gender, race and sexuality, underpinned by theoretical and methodological approaches to the history and representation of childhood in literature.

WRI2019 The Graphic Novel (20 credits)

The Graphic Novel acts as an introduction to the contemporary graphic novel, examining the cultural and political impact of some key examples of the form. You will be encouraged to read these works as a writer, examining the elements of character development, structure, and use of research and developing those with specific reference to the demands and opportunities available in the graphic novel format. The module is both critical and creative. You will study examples of draft scripts for graphic novels, with your final assessment being a mock script for a proposed graphic novel, replete with artistic direction. There will be at least one visiting graphic novelist due to give a talk as part of the module and one visiting collaborative artist.

WRI2021 Genre and Popular Fiction (20 credits)

Genre and Popular Fiction explores the conventions of genre fiction and assesses the specific demands of writing for the popular market. How have popular genres developed historically and what contributes to their enduring appeal? How have key practitioners utilised and subverted the conventions of mass market fiction? How does the emerging writer balance conformity to the reader’s expectations with the need to establish a distinctive style and voice? The module addresses these questions through a case study which examines popular genre in depth. This may consist of fantasy writing, crime fiction, romantic fiction, or any other popular genre or sub-genre.

WRI2022 Poetry, Film and the Deep Image (20 credits)

Poetry, Film and the Deep Image explores imagistic and filmic poetry and ideas around the ‘deep image’. You will examine writing techniques evolving from Imagism, postmodernism and ekphrasis. The module is designed to develop ideas around the ‘deep image’ and reflect on how it might exist alongside possibilities within innovative writing. A focus will be on exploring how imagery relates to observational techniques. Texts and films will be studied in tandem throughout this module. Reading (and viewing) will include modernist authors such as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Mina Loy who will be studied alongside directors of the ‘moving image’ including Jean Cocteau and Andrei Tarkovsky. Ideas relating to the ‘deep image’ will incorporate postmodern writers such as Jerome Rothenberg and Robert Kelly, alongside techniques of active imagination and poem-films.

WRI2026 Writing for Roleplaying Games (20 credits)

Writing for Roleplaying Games introduces you to the genres, forms and conventions of the tabletop roleplaying game. The module enables you to explore and practice the discipline of writing roleplaying game scenarios, including the understanding of rule-sets and game mechanics, the creation of non-player characters, the conception and planning of narrative spaces as sites of action, the importance of clear and cohesive plotting, and considerations of how the manipulation of certain games systems’ ludic elements can enhance interactive storytelling.

If you studied a Language module in Year 1, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of WRI2025 The Art of Scriptwriting.

Year 3

WRI3021 Poetry and Innovative Form (20 credits)

Poetry and Innovative Form enables you to practice advanced techniques and develop innovative strategies for writing poetry, while reading a range of contemporary works (including emergent forms) and reflecting upon the reading and writing. You will feed the resultant poetics of this writing back into a developed poetic practice. Emphasis will be placed upon autonomous and continuous writing practice and experimentation and the development of a poetics of writing to accompany and fortify this, as well as reading poetry as a fellow-practitioner and developing this work and awareness through workshop participation.

WRI3022 Advanced Fiction (20 credits)

Advanced Fiction provides you with the opportunity to write fiction at an advanced level, with a particular focus on the novel and the short story sequence. Using increasingly complex themes and techniques, you will establish a growing sense of autonomy as a writer, shaped by the reading of fiction and also your own continuous writing practice. You are also encouraged to experiment with form and genre and to consider potential publishing outlets for your work.

WRI3023 The Art of Screenwriting (20 credits)

The Art of Screenwriting focuses on the art of screenwriting for television and film. The module will give you an understanding of character, plot, dialogue, montage and the structure of screenwriting. The module will explore the particular skills required for writing
visually for the screen and the television medium. You will also learn to analyse films and consider a sequence analysis of scripts from the writer’s perspective. Some consideration on getting films produced and the industrial context of film making. The module will culminate in the preparing of outlines, the pitching of film ideas, treatments and writing to format your own industry standard film/television script (between 30-45 minutes long with appropriate additional documentation such as scene-by-scene and episode breakdowns).

WRI3025 The Writer's Workshop (40 credits)

The Writer’s Workshop enables you to develop your practical and creative skills in a specific genre, as well as to further investigate the processes involved in your own practice and that of other writers. The module provides you with the opportunity to develop and complete an extended creative project in a field of your choosing, along with a 3,000-word critique of the work. The project may take any form agreed by the project supervisor but in most cases will consist of a collection of poems, a collection of short stories, a short novel or novella, a play, a film or television script.

You will select one of the following modules:

WRI3017 Advanced Theatre Writing (20 credits)

Advanced Theatre Writing enhances your playwriting skills and strategies. You will gain a nuanced understanding of the central role of the playwright in the theatre making process, exploring concepts and theories of theatre making and working to create more innovative theatre scripts. You will experience writing collaboratively as well as developing your own personal practice and playwright’s aesthetic. As an innovative exploration of writing for theatre, you will explore a range of ways to make theatre, including writing plays with music, genres of theatre such as ‘in yer face’ and theatre of the absurd, ways of using digital platforms and exploring the practicalities of making theatre on a more critical level. There will be at least one theatre trip, one visiting speaker and reading of 5-8 scripts. Additionally, you will prepare, pitch, develop and write to format your own original full length play.

WRI3018 Expanded Writing (20 credits)

Expanded Writing focuses on the work of the Oulipo group (the Workshop of Potential Literature) and allied system-based literary practices, enabling experimentation and development of poetics. At the heart of the group’s practice is a distinction between forms that are conventions and those that are constraints. A convention is a form that has been bequeathed by tradition; a constraint is newly invented. Built into the constraint is often the notion of the clinamen (or swerve), something that will throw an impeding spanner into the works of the mechanical process. This module will help you to understand and engage with with the underlying philosophy of composition or poetics of the Oulipo, as well as producing creative writing (poetry and/or fiction) that demonstrates this understanding by working creatively with rules and constraints. This will include exposure to a wide range of Oulipo constraints and their resultant literary manifestations.

WRI3019 Writing Comedy (20 credits)

Writing Comedy introduces you to various ways of writing comedy and the market for those comedy pieces. The module offers you the opportunity to engage in a wide range of writing activities as well as performance of comedy and researching the history and tradition of comedy writing in various formats.

WRI3020 The Writer at Work (20 credits)

The Writer at Work places creative practice within its cultural and industry context through a detailed case study. focusing on the career of a significant 21st century author, who may be working in a single literary genre or across several, including script, fiction, poetry, non-fiction or electronic media. Examples might include Alice Munro, Alasdair Gray, Caryl Churchil, Iain Sinclair. You are able to study a writer’s body of work in greater depth than is usual at this level, while also gaining insights into the author’s creative and professional practice in relation to the creative industries.

WRI3024 Writing for Digital Adventure Games (20 credits)

Writing for Digital Adventure Games introduces you to the genres, forms and conventions of the digital adventure game. The module enables you to explore and practice the discipline of writing digital adventure game scenarios, including the understanding of game mechanics, the creation of non-player characters, the conception and planning of narrative spaces as sites of action, plotting, scripting and considerations of how the manipulation of a game’s ludic elements can enhance interactive storytelling.

If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of WRI3023 The Art of Screenwriting.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

In addition to the optional module choices listed above, it may be possible to apply to take an alternative 20 credit module in Year 2 and/or an alternative 20 credit module in Year 3 from outside the programme curriculum. Some restrictions on this elective module choice may apply.

Timetables

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements

120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required but the study or experience of English Language, English Literature, Drama or Media would be preferred.

You may also be asked to submit a sample of your writing.

Example Offers

Some typical examples of how you can achieve 120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Levels – BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – 45 credits at Level 3, for example 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

All of the skills you learn on the course are transferable to a wide variety of careers. These include working in media, education, community arts, advertising, business, information technology, the publishing industry, radio, television, and the theatre. Your personal tutor will help you explore your future plans.

How can I enhance my employability?

It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

  • Sandwich Year – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement as part of your programme (usually the third year of a four year degree) and gain highly relevant work experience;
  • Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend an additional year (usually the third year of a four year degree) studying or working abroad;
  • Language Learning – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study;
  • Elective Modules – you may be able to apply to substitute one optional module in Year 2 and/or one optional module in Year 3 with alternative elective modules from outside the programme curriculum.

Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or study abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.

Finance

Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2017/18, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2017/18 are £11,575 per annum.

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2017/18, together with details of how to apply for funding, please view our Money Matters 2017/18 guide at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradfinance2017.

Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

Scholarships

ScholarshipsEdge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

Apply

How to Apply

Apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com.

Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Visit Us

If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about all of our events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

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Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented since 1st September 2015.

12th April 2017 - Elective Module Choice

With effect from academic year 2017/18, you may be able to apply to substitute one 20 credit optional module in Year 2 and/or one 20 credit optional module in Year 3 with alternative elective modules from outside the programme curriculum. Some restrictions on elective module choice may apply.

10th April 2017 - Withdrawal of Modules

With the exception of LIT2027 Texts In Motion (20 credits) and LIT2046 Pilgrims Progress: British Children\’s Literature From The Eighteenth Century to the Present Day (20 credits), all Literature modules have been removed as options from this degree.

9th June 2016 - New Module Added

A Language module is now available as a Year 3 option, providing Language modules were studied in Years 1 and 2.

26th May 2016 - New Modules Added

LIT2020 Renaissance Drama (20 credits), LIT2021 Renaissance Prose and Poetry (20 credits), LIT2022 Literature 1660-1760 (20 credits), LIT2023 Romanticism (20 credits), LIT2025 Satire in the Long Eighteenth Century (20 credits), LIT2028 Writing The Female Body (20 credits), LIT2033 First World War Poetry (20 credits) and LIT2034 Rogues’ Gallery: Crime and Criminality in the Long Nineteenth Century (20 credits) added as optional modules in Year 2.

LIT3021 The Victorian Novel (20 credits), LIT3022 Victorian Poetry (20 credits), LIT3023 Modernism (20 credits), LIT3024 The Sense of an Ending: Late Twentieth Century Literature (20 credits), LIT3030 Sexuality and Subversion (20 credits), LIT3032 The Shakespeare Problem (20 credits), LIT3033 Late Victorian Gothic: Deviance, Decadance, Degeneration (20 credits) and LIT3036 Imperialism and Textuality (20 credits) added as optional modules in Year 3.

24th February 2016 - Change of Modules

Although the broad themes of the programme remain largely the same, the vast majority of modules have been replaced by new/updated versions, with a small number of additional modules added. This new programme structure is being implemented from September 2016 entry.

There is also now the option of selecting a Language module in French, Spanish or Mandarin as an integral part of this degree in Year 1. A Language module is also available as a Year 2 option, providing a Language module was studied in Year 1.