Dorset has a particularly rich literary history, something you’ll really be able to make the most of at AUB.

From the setting of two of Thomas Hardy’s most famous novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge and Tess of the D’Urbervilles; to the backdrop for Enid Blyton’s Famous Five adventures; to the location for Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach, Dorset has inspired writers for generations.

The county was home to Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Shelley, who was buried in Bournemouth alongside her mother, the influential writer Mary Wollstonecraft.

The course will help you develop the skills to not only describe place and setting but to build emotional connections to the locations in which you write, employing your developing research and analytical skills to discuss how established writers across a variety of forms have undertaken similar creative endeavours.