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Pathways to a degree in English Language, English Literature, Creative Writing, and Philosophy

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Studying our ‘Inside Narratives’ pathway enables you to progress on to an undergraduate degree with the University's School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

Inside Narratives pathway

Modules are taught in the evenings and (for part of the summer term) weekends, and you don’t need any previous qualifications to apply.

The Inside Narratives pathway will open up fascinating topics, while giving you the tuition and support you need to help you develop your skills and make the most of your abilities. You will learn about the stories we use to make sense of life, the codes and patterns that connect us to each other, and the big questions that have vexed our greatest thinkers for thousands of years.

We welcome applications from students who may have been away from formal education for several years.

How it works

The Inside Narratives pathway is intended to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need and will guarantee you an interview, to study a degree with the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

Step one

You will study one core module worth 10 credits.

Step two

You will either study five 10-credit optional modules from the pathway programme (this can also include other core modules), or four 10-credit optional modules from the pathway programme and one appropriate 10-credit course (after consultation with the Coordinating Lecturer).

Pathway modules

Core modules

Optional modules

These usually change every academic year. 2024/25 optional modules included:


Under normal circumstances, you can expect to complete the pathway within one year, but you can take longer if needed.


Information about funding and finance.


If you have any queries or would like to find out more about the Inside Narratives pathway contact:

Dr Michelle Deininger

Dr Michelle Deininger

Interim Director of Lifelong Learning

029 2087 0000

Pathways to a degree