The main objective of this program is to offer students training in the fields of literary studies and creative writing while giving them a solid grounding in the Humanities: the fundamentals of literature, creativity and literary culture.
The program was designed with a general, transnational, cross-cutting, aesthetic approach and is therefore not based on a single language or cultural identity. The aim of much of the curriculum is to train students in the different areas of literary creation, which is known in Western academia as creative writing.
The degree program structure is as follows:
• 60 Basic ECTS credits
• 114 Required ECTS credits
• 57 Elective ECTS credits
• 9 ECTS credits for Final Year Project
Some of the major differences of these programs of study compared to similar programs at other universities include:
Specific required subjects for instruction in the area of creative writing (the only one in Spain).
Bilingual instruction: more than half of the degree subjects are taught in English.
The First Year is taught entirely in English. An integration plan has been designed for international students whose mother tongue is not Spanish (other universities in Spain offer some subjects in English, but they are for Spaniards only).
Creative writing subjects are taught in Spanish and English to enable students to express themselves in the language they master most.
Broad-based, inclusive approach to other arts related to literature. For example, collaboration with the Museum University of Navarra provides a clear difference that makes the University of Navarra stand out.
Students participate in two international activities/trips during the study program (Second and Fourth Years).
The Final Year Project can be a literary work.