From science fiction to feminism, Anglo-Saxon to contemporary, this diverse course will allow you to develop your practical skills and a theoretical appreciation of a range of interesting texts. You’ll explore the ways in which traditions in creative writing have evolved and how they impact on publishing practice today. You’ll learn how to read both historical and modern works, with input from a range of guest speakers to ensure an interactive programme in tune with the needs of employers.
Part-time study available
BA (Hons) English Literature
You are assessed by essays, examinations, professional development portfolios, individual and group presentations, and by dissertation.
The course team organise subject-related away days, such as theatre trips and a tour of Victorian and Elizabethan London. UCP students run their own award-winning Literature Society, which organises a series of guest speakers, workshops, and cultural and social events.
In addition to the most popular choice of teaching, our graduates go on to an extensive variety of careers, including journalism, television, radio, the music industry, arts administration, gallery work, fundraising, personnel work, publishing, librarianship, marketing, local-authority work, publicity, social work, tourism and IT-related industries.
Links with industry/Professional recognition
We have links and working partnerships with various cultural organisations, including Vivacity, Lottery Heritage Fund and the Menagerie Theatre Company, with whom we have organised special events and professional development opportunities. We continue successfully to support students in securing work placements and employment relevant to their career aims, in education, the media and other areas of interest to our students. Peterborough Regional College runs an active recruitment programme to employ UCP graduates, and a number of our former students are now successfully employed as lecturers within the college. We are also in partnership with a local academy which recruits our undergraduates as academic mentors, providing both employment and valuable classroom experience for those interested in teaching careers.