English, History, Writing and Film Studies

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Our courses combine creative and academic work with valued transferable skills. You'll learn from renowned academics and published researchers, and broaden your experience through engaging with some of Bristol's leading names in heritage and culture. 

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"The Creative and Professional Writing course is inspirational. It will give you the tools to thrive in any industry and as a content creator."

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English, History, Writing and Film Studies courses

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BA(Hons) Creative and Professional Writing

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Supported and nurtured by our expert teaching staff, you’ll develop the technical skills, critical awareness and creative daring that are essential to developing your career as a writer. As an entrepreneurial wordsmith, you’ll need many strings to your bow. This course will give you broad-ranging skills across many writing categories, including scriptwriting, fiction, narrative non-fiction and copywriting.

BA(Hons) Creative and Professional Writing with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

Supported and nurtured by our expert teaching staff, you’ll develop the technical skills, critical awareness and creative daring that are essential to developing your career as a writer. As an entrepreneurial wordsmith, you’ll need many strings to your bow. This course will give you broad-ranging skills across many writing categories, including scriptwriting, fiction, narrative non-fiction and copywriting.

BA(Hons) English Language and Linguistics

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BA(Hons) English Language and Linguistics is taught by leading academics and published researchers, and offers plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in Bristol’s vibrant culture. We’ll cover core areas of language and linguistics to build your specialist knowledge in areas such as discourse analysis, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, rhetoric and creative writing. There’ll be opportunities to work with academic staff on projects involving local communities, including Sounds Bristolian and Place Names research. You can also gain a certificate in leadership and management accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

BA(Hons) English Language and Linguistics with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

BA(Hons) English Language and Linguistics is taught by leading academics and published researchers, and offers plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in Bristol’s vibrant culture. We’ll cover core areas of language and linguistics to build your specialist knowledge in areas such as discourse analysis, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, rhetoric and creative writing. There’ll be opportunities to work with academic staff on projects involving local communities, including Sounds Bristolian and Place Names research. You can also gain a certificate in leadership and management accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

BA(Hons) English Literature

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BA(Hons) English Literature shows you how literature is essential to understanding global culture and society. You’ll study literary texts from the English Renaissance to the 21st century, and learn to critically engage with diverse global voices and concerns.

BA(Hons) English Literature with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

BA(Hons) English Literature shows you how literature is essential to understanding global culture and society. You’ll study literary texts from the English Renaissance to the 21st century, and learn to critically engage with diverse global voices and concerns.

BA(Hons) English Literature with Writing

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BA(Hons) English Literature with Writing will hone your writing skills – both creative and professional – as you also study a broad range of literature, from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The dedicated writing modules have a strong practical focus, covering subjects such as advertising, marketing and PR, health and society, speechwriting, journalism, and writing for social and online media.

BA(Hons) English Literature with Writing with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

BA(Hons) English Literature with Writing will hone your writing skills – both creative and professional – as you also study a broad range of literature, from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The dedicated writing modules have a strong practical focus, covering subjects such as advertising, marketing and PR, health and society, speechwriting, journalism, and writing for social and online media.

BA(Hons) Film Studies

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BA(Hons) Film Studies enhances your understanding and enjoyment of cinema.

You'll study more than a century of American, British and world cinema, and learn about the social, cultural and economic factors that influence film.

Examine film criticism, marketing and festivals, and explore how film is produced and consumed.

Learn from leading academics. Explore different styles and forms of filmmaking, from contemporary blockbusters and indie movies, to documentaries, silent shorts and avant-garde experiments. Focus on the areas of film that most interest you.

Bristol is a creative hub for film and the arts, and our staff have strong relationships with local organisations, including the Watershed Media Centre, the Arnolfini and the Cube Microplex.

BA(Hons) Film Studies with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree.

BA(Hons) Film Studies enhances your understanding and enjoyment of cinema. You'll study more than a century of American, British and world cinema, and learn about the social, cultural and economic factors that influence film. Examine film criticism, marketing and festivals, and explore how film is produced and consumed. Learn from leading academics. Explore different styles and forms of filmmaking, from contemporary blockbusters and indie movies, to documentaries, silent shorts and avant-garde experiments. Focus on the areas of film that most interest you.

Bristol is a creative hub for film and the arts, and our staff have strong relationships with local organisations, including the Watershed Media Centre, the Arnolfini and the Cube Microplex.

BA(Hons) History

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Our close links with organisations such as M Shed, Watershed and the National Trust means you’ll have many opportunities to engage with Bristol’s culture and fascinating history. You could negotiate a work placement with a local cultural provider in your third year, spending six months gaining real-world skills, experience and contacts.

BA(Hons) History with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

Our close links with organisations such as M Shed, Watershed and the National Trust means you’ll have many opportunities to engage with Bristol’s culture and fascinating history. You could negotiate a work placement with a local cultural provider in your third year, spending six months gaining real-world skills, experience and contacts.

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