There is a long and distinguished tradition of creative writing at Queen’s, going back to the famous 'group' of the 1960s, which included such luminaries as Michael Longley, Derek Mahon and Seamus Heaney (a former student and lecturer in the School).
Students will be able to complement their studies in the field of English Literature and Language with a series of practice-based creative writing modules focusing on Poetry, Prose and Scriptwriting. In their final year, students on this pathway will undertake an extended dissertation in their chosen genre of creative writing and receive one-to-one guided tuition.
Students on the English with Creative Writing pathway undertake six modules in English, including An Introduction to Creative Writing.
In the second year, the following modules are compulsory:
Students also choose four from the following modules:
In the third year, students undertake a double dissertation in one of the following genres: drama, poetry or prose. Students also choose four from the following modules (subject to change):