English/English and creative writing - exchange modules

Choose from a variety of optional modules exploring literature in relation to history, politics and culture, including modules in creative writing.

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying English and English and creative writing at the University of Plymouth. For short descriptions of module content, please check the following course pages:

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits (recommended for non-majors)

Semester 1:

  • ENGL401 - The craft of writing*
  • ENGL402 - Writing the modern world: 1600-1700
  • ENGL406 - Gods, monsters and heroes: myths and legends in literature

Semester 2:

  • ENGL403 - Writing the modern world: 1700-1800
  • ENGL404 - Critical theory
  • ENGL407 - Rewritings: contemporary literature and its histories 

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits (recommended for majors)

Semester 1:

  • ENGL501 - Romanticism
  • ENGL502 - Gothic fictions: villains, virgins, vampires
  • ENGL505 - Rakes, rascals and rudeness in the eighteenth century
  • ENGL510 - Shakespeare and the early modern stage
  • ENGL516 - The American novel
  • ENGL520 - Creative nonfiction*  

Semester 2:

  • ENGL503 - Dramatic writing*
  • ENGL506 - Victorian literature and culture
  • ENGL509 - Women and Romanticism
  • ENGL511 - Apocalypse and the modern novel
  • ENGL512 - Literature and history
  • ENGL519 - Working with literature

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits (can only be taken by majors and only with approval of the module leader)

Semester 1:

  • ENGL603 - Modernism
  • ENGL605 - Criticism and culture: modern life and literature 1800-present
  • ENGL606 - The short story*

Semester 2:

  • ENGL607 - War writing since 1914
  • ENGL608 - American crime writing
  • ENGL609 - Contemporary poetry*
  • ENGL610 - Reading Jane Austen – then and now
  • ENGL611 - Laughing matters: cruelty and comedy of literary satire
  • ENGL613 - Literatures of environmental crisis
  • ENGL615 - Professional Writing* 

* Creative writing module