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Writing London


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Our fascinating short course, Writing London, introduces you to fictions about London.

We will look at seven novels and three plays, seeking to read them in their historical contexts. We begin with a contemporary novel of London, then progress chronologically from Shakespeare to the present. You will learn how to use different types of material, including literary, critical, historical and visual, to elucidate the primary material.

By the end of this short course, you will have used conceptual, historical and formal frameworks to understand literature representing the city of London.

Assessment on this course is via an in-class test (50%) and 1500-word essay (50%).

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.