Our multifaceted, modern English course not only explores language and literature in the traditional forms of iconic and influential texts, you’ll also examine how they are used within the context of the media including film, television, magazines and the internet.
- Cultivate your writing skills
- 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 and expand your knowledge during a 4-week or 30-week placement with organisations such as Penguin Books, BBC, Pinewood Studios, Touch Press and the Football Foundation
- Study abroad at one of our partner universities in Canada, Denmark or Germany
- Tailor your degree in areas of English that interest you including options to study both creative or traditional units
- Develop a range of subject-specific and transferable skills which can open the door to an exciting range of career possibilities or further study
- Benefit from specialist guest lecturers who talk about their work writing for the media industries. Previous guests have included Julian Fellows, Creative of Downton Abbey and Stella Wisdom from the British Library.
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See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.
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For September 2021 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.
This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in May 2021 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
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Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time with a 4-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement
All subjects considered
International entry requirements:
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2021 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. For more information check out our international entry requirements.