English Literature and Creative Writing

Our Academic Online Course will prepare you for further study of English Literature and Creative Writing. Working with an expert tutor you will gain a deeper understanding of poetry, in preparation for university study.

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For ages



Two weeks

Live sessions

10 hours

Learn English Literature and Creative Writing online

Connect with like-minded students from across the globe

Spend two weeks learning English Literature and Creative Writing from world-leading academics— and leave feeling confident. Through a program of self-paced learning and live classes, join an unforgettable learning experience.

Gain confidence to discuss your subject with world-class academics and admissions tutors

Experience university-style learning so that you are ready for your next step

Encounter fresh perspectives from your cohort of 6-9 international students

Get ready to make the right decisions about what subject to study at university

Your expert tutor


Dr. Jane D.

English Literature and Creative Writing

Jane has been a university lecturer for over 25 years across several countries, including India and Cyprus. She has taught all genres and periods of English Literature, specialising in modules on twentieth-century literature, contemporary poetry and postcolonial literature, including supervising dissertations.

How the course works

You'll learn through a mixture of webinars, tutorials and self-paced study over the two weeks of the course:

  • Four modules of study. Work at your own pace through four modules available to you on our learning platform anytime, day or night.

  • Two live webinars. Take your new knowledge into your weekly live webinars and share ideas with classmates from around the globe, guided by your expert tutor.

  • Two live tutorials. Discuss your individual questions with your tutor and get answers straight from the experts, as you learn in the classic Oxford style.

  • Regular feedback. Complete frequent knowledge checks and receive instant feedback, plus receive personalised feedback on one longer assignment.

Find out when we are next running this course here, then choose 'enrol now' to sign up.

Looking to study more than one subject?

No problem! We offer bespoke packages that best suit your academic needs. For those interested in studying an academic online course in more than one subject, please get in touch with our admissions team to answer all of your questions.

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English Literature and Creative Writing Course Overview


Dramatic monologues

Power play and creating your own monologue

You will look at poems by Robert Browning, Carol Ann Duffy and Wole Soyinka as examples that give a voice to oppressed or marginalised individuals and groups. You will then turn a poem into a prose blog and then compose your own dramatic monologue.




Conventions in sonnets

Analyse famous poets and their sonnets

During this topic you will look at examples and variations of the sonnet form by a range of poets including; William Shakespeare, George Herbert and Elizabeth Barratt Browning. You will think about how poets continue this literary tradition while also changing it.




Lyrics of love and loss

Close reading of poetry lyrics

Working with your tutor and classmates you will do a deeper analysis into poetry, specifically looking at how lyric variation, gender and rhythm affects the poem. You will do a close reading of famous poems, including "Stop all the Clocks" and note the poetic features that worked well.




Student choice and evaluation

Making an anthology

During your final module, you will create an anthology of poems that you want to share with others. This might be because they resonate with you, or others would benefit from them. This can include poems you have discovered independently or poems you have looked at on the course.




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Questions you may have

Our Academic Online Courses cost £875 for a two-week course.

Our Academic Online Courses are suitable for students aged 13-24. We split students into groups according to age, ability and experience so though the age range for the courses is wide, students normally study with peers of a similar age.

When you purchase a Melio course or program we will give you access to our innovative learning platform so that you can work through the self-paced content whenever you want, and log in to join live webinars and tutorials. The platform is best accessed using a desktop or laptop computer.

When you sign up, we will provide information about the course timetable in advance so that you can attend the live sessions. The sessions are designed to take place in evenings in your time zone so that they fit with school and other commitments.

To access the course you just need a desktop or laptop computer with a reliable internet connection and a microphone and camera. You do not require any specific study materials during your course, other than making sure that you can take notes as you need, so you may want a notepad or to use Google Docs or the notes function on your phone or tablet.

No prior knowledge is required to take one of our Academic Online Courses, just a desire to learn! Some students in your class may have studied the subject previously but our courses are designed to provide an introduction to university style teaching and we assume that you have not already studied the subject at university. The courses take place in English so you should feel confident to read, write, listen and speak in English in order to take part. In your tutorials you will be able to ask your tutor any specific questions that you have.

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