The BA (Hons) English Language and Creative Professional Writing with Foundation Year helps you to hone your academic skills so that you can then develop your knowledge and understanding in the specialist fields of language study and creative writing. The degree enables you to develop your own writing talent, acquire a deep understanding of the forms and functions of the English language and the ways in which texts are constructed. The programme offers a supported, stimulating and multicultural environment in which you can create, analyse and interpret different genres and styles of writing and gain understanding of the nuances of meaning implicit in various choices of words, phrases, and grammatical structures.
The foundation level introduces you to the skills and knowledge relevant to study at higher education level in the Humanities and Media, while the Creative Professional Writing and English Language part of your degree introduces you to key theories, concepts and debates in the field, such as the relationship between author and audience or the influence gender, age, class in communication. Above all, it will enable you to communicate more effectively in writing and to enhance your own creative and critical judgement. You will also develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills, including higher order conceptual and communication skills, enterprise, digital literacy and IT awareness, all of which are of immense value in graduate employment.