Strode College

BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

Consistently beating the national average with our results, you’ll also enjoy the newest technology and specialist equipment in your studies at Strode. We’ve invested over £12 million in our facilities, after all. Our partnership with the University of Plymouth commenced in 2006.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • 20th Century American Literature (STRO3201)

      This module explores a range of 20th century American fiction writing, considering the significance of the American dream and cynicism surrounding this; Southern states identities and alternative voices; American crime fiction’s interconnections with the American economy. Students will study a range of literary forms in order to explore the breadth of modern American identity.

    • Fiction: The Short Story (STRO3202)

      This creative writing module provides an opportunity for students to produce an original short story. It offers an overview of the history of the genre, including the close reading of particular short stories written in or translated into English as well as creative workshopping of the students’ own work. Students will be encouraged to consider where their work sits in the genre.

    • Utopian and Dystopian Literature (STRO3203)

      The module explores the evolution of dystopic and utopic worlds in literature and the boundaries between them. It considers the history and purposes of works in this genre in order to analyse definitions and functions. It considers the various forms and themes that arise in response to contemporary concerns throughout history, including fears surrounding technology, totalitarianism and gender identity.

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Creative Non-Fiction: Writing and Editing (STRO3204)

      This creative writing module will provide an opportunity for students to explore a range of creative non-fiction forms such as travel and food writing, memoir / autobiography, personal essays, book reviews, literary journalism. It will include a group project to construct an anthology or magazine of pieces contributed by the group and the production of a professional portfolio.

    • Dissertation (STRO3205)

      This module will provide an opportunity for students to initiate and develop an independent project with an academic and a creative element. Students will be supported by one-to-ones with academic supervisors and by creative writing workshops.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Strode College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact Strode College to apply for this course:

Strode College
Church Road 
BA16 0AB

Tel: +441458844400

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Strode College

Want to be part of a modern and thriving campus? Located in Street, central Somerset, we’ve specifically developed our foundation degree courses with support and advice from a wide range of local employers.
Plymouth students working on a group project