This modern degree leads to a range of career paths. Differing from traditional approaches to English, you’ll study and analyse literary texts within the context of the media and learn to write creatively and professionally for a variety of audiences.
104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points.
International entry requirements:
For September 2022 and September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing or reading and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent.
Tailor your degree including options to study both creative or traditional units and discover the latest developments in digital media and new media storytelling.
Showcase your writing to industry professionals through BU´s annual Fresher Writing Prize and New Media Writing Prize competitions
Put theory into practice during a four-week or 30-week placement with organisations such as Penguin Books, BBC, Pinewood Studios, Touch Press and the Football Foundation
Develop a range of subject-specific and transferable skills which can open the door to an exciting range of career possibilities or further study. You’ll be career-ready with 85% of our graduates in employment or further study after 15 months.
Benefit from industry speakers sharing their writing experiences – previous guests include Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Stella Wisdom from the British Library
Academic & Professional Practice
Collaborative Communication Project
Understanding Contemporary Britain
Law & Government
Media & Society
Academic & Writing Skills
Forms & Contexts
Approaches to Literature
Modernism & Postmodernism
Gender & Sexuality
Writing for the Media
Option units (choose one)
Popular Texts & Intertexts
Media: Messages & Meanings
You can choose either a four-week placement or optional 30-week placement (minimum), designed to develop your abilities and understanding of the workplace. It also provides a platform for successful entry into the workplace following graduation.
Option units (choose four)
News & Journalism
Writing, Editing & Publishing
Fact & Fiction
New Media Narrative
Crime & Terror
Transient Literature & Serial Storytelling
Space, Place & Environment
Media & Trauma
Freelance writer and video producer
Marketing and PR executive
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