English, History and Writing

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Our courses combine creative and academic work with valued transferrable 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 and Writing

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Arts and Cultural Industries Foundation Year

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This is the foundation year for the Arts and Cultural Industries courses, It gives you the essential skills and knowledge for progressing to year one of the degree programmes in this area.

If you are an international student your recommended route of study for this degree is through the UWE Bristol International College which, upon successful completion to the required level and with good attendance, guarantees entry to year one of the degree.

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) English and History

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UWE Bristol has close connections with many organisations across the city and region. Expect plenty of opportunities to get involved in Bristol’s vibrant cultural and heritage scene, and to benefit from our partnerships with organisations like M Shed, Watershed and the National Trust.

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 Literature

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Although studying the relevant theory is important, there’s also a big practical element to the course. You’ll apply your knowledge of language and literature to diverse areas such as analysing spoken discourse, specialist genres and writing creatively. Expect to work with leading academics and published researchers, and to benefit from opportunities to immerse yourself in Bristol’s vibrant culture, and work on community projects.

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 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) 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.