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Changes to policy and curriculum

BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing (Q86) - Qualification amendment

The Open University plans to make some changes to Stage 1 of the BA (Honours) in English Literature and Creative Writing (Q86) from October 2021.

In October 2020 we are introducing two new 60 credit interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities modules; each will include content from four Arts and Humanities disciplines:

  • Cultures (A112) will combine the study of Art History, Classical Studies, Creative Writing and English Literature,
  • Revolutions (A113) will combine the study of History, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

These two modules will replace the existing recommended Arts and Humanities interdisciplinary Stage 1 module, Voices, Texts and Material Culture (A105). Moving from one module to two offers more discipline-specific content at Stage 1, which will provide a more focused path of study through students' qualifications.

Following the introduction of these modules, the number of modules available at Stage 1 will be reduced. For our BA (Honours) in English Literature and Creative Writing (Q86), students will need to study the module Cultures (A112). All other module options currently available to study on this qualification will no longer be available for students to register on from October 2021. If a student wishes to complete one of the optional modules currently available to study, they must do so by this date or they will instead be required to study A112.

Please talk to your Student Support Team if you need any further information. You can find out how to contact them on Contact the OU.