English, Creative Writing & Journalism

Discover the craft of storytelling. Whether you want to inspire or inform, we create graduates with the technical and creative toolkit to tell the stories that matter most to them. 

English, Creative Writing & Journalism INTRODUCTION

By pursuing a degree in English, Creative Writing or Journalism, you will be joining a community of students and academics who are exploring the power of the written word and beyond. If you wish to craft poetry, songs, or scripts, then the Creative Writing degree will appeal to you. 

If you want to explore the real-world application of language and how it is used, our English Language degree will take you on this journey. English Literature offers students almost 800 years' worth of the best writing, allowing you to think about literature creatively and critically and much more. Perhaps you want to work beyond words with audio and video content, then our Journalism degrees will give you experience in all roles, in our industry standard newsroom.

Foundation English, Creative Writing & Journalism COURSES

4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

Creative Writing with Foundation Year

The goal of our Creative Writing course at Winchester is simple: we want you to become the best writer you can be. To help you achieve this our department of passionate and supportive lecturers runs a practice-based programme with workshops designed to encourage you to evolve as a writer in new and individual ways.

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4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
BA (Hons)

English Literature with Foundation Year

From Chaucer to rap poetry, you can choose from almost 800 years of the best writing in English on a course that fires your imagination, sharpens your own written and communication skills and allows you to think critically and creatively about literature and much more beside.

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Undergraduate English, Creative Writing & Journalism COURSES

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

English Literature and Language

From Chaucer to rap poetry, you can choose from almost 800 years of the best writing in English on a course that fires your imagination, sharpens your own written and communication skills and allows you to think critically and creatively about literature and much more beside.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Creative Writing

The goal of our Creative Writing course at Winchester is simple: we want you to become the best writer you can be. To help you achieve this our department of passionate and supportive lecturers runs a practice-based programme with workshops designed to encourage you to evolve as a writer in new and individual ways.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Creative Writing and English Literature

If you are a passionate reader who enjoys a broad spectrum of books, from Shakespeare to Postmodern fiction, and who also likes the idea of tapping into your own creative energy to craft it into poetry, plays or prose, then this is the perfect place to do it.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Education and English Literature

Broaden and enrich your mind with an exploration of English Literature while training to inspire others in their learning with Education Studies. Our joint honours course embraces educational themes, ideas and practices through the study of educational theories and philosophies, alongside a deep examination of how literary texts work from historical, theoretical and cultural perspectives. 

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3 years full-time; 4 years sandwich; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

English Language

Language is central to our lives and how we communicate. Learning how languages work opens doors to cultures, communities and opportunities in the global workplace. English Language at Winchester focuses on real-world application of language, exploring how it is used and what it tells us about our society, culture and mind in the past, present and possibly future.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

English Literature

From Chaucer to rap poetry, you can choose from almost 800 years of the best writing in English on a course that fires your imagination, sharpens your own written and communication skills and allows you to think critically and creatively about literature and much more beside. 

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

English Literature & Film

If you are a big fan of the sort of books and films that have stood the test of time and how the two relate, then this course is made for you. In our English Literature and Film degree you consider the disciplinary differences of literature and film as well as their interdependence, as many films begin as screenplays and many novels have been adapted for the big screen.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Journalism

In a rapidly-changing world where news is disseminated across so many different digital platforms, the stories we tell are more important than ever. For a healthy democracy to function, journalism needs to be both principled and engaging. As the next generation to run newsrooms your reporting will need to be informative, entertaining and capable of holding the powerful to account.

 

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3 years full-time; 4 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Sports Journalism

In recent years, Winchester University has built a strong reputation for its sports journalism. We have built up a network of partnerships with local and national sporting bodies. We currently have strong relationships with Winchester City Football Club, Totton Football Club, Basingstoke Town Football Club, Basingstoke Bison ice hockey club, Perform sports agency, ITV Sport, Hampshire FA among others. 

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Postgraduate English, Creative Writing & Journalism COURSES

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time (evenings)
MA

Creative Writing

Creative Writing at Winchester offers you the opportunity to evaluate and improve your creative writing in a dynamic, supportive environment. The programme is taught by professional writers and highly experienced practitioner-academics in Creative Writing, with a particular focus on fiction and literary non-fiction. There are opportunities to meet editors and published writers and, as your knowledge of the publishing industry expands, find out where your work fits within the market.

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1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
MA

English Literature

The MA English Literature at Winchester is designed to develop your skills in analysing and reading texts and creating your own arguments as you work on closely focused projects from all the main periods of English Literature. Our course is focussed around four literary periods: Medieval to Renaissance (1473-1660), The Enlightenment (1660-1798), Romanticism and Victorian Literature (1798-1910), and The Modern Period (1910 – the present).

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‘I loved the course at Winchester. It definitely gave me a solid base and more to continue doing what I want to do. The lecturers were incredibly supportive, and they really know what they are doing." Ben Morris Journalism graduate 2022

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