Do you want to develop your creative writing skills and learn about the different styles of writing already out there? The study of Creative Writing and English Literature will give you the opportunity to develop your own writing across a wide variety of texts, from poetry and drama to fiction and creative non-fiction. You’ll study the development of ‘English’ as a multicultural literary landscape, as well as key theories that explore the impact of race, gender, class, national identity and ethnicity on the production and reading of literary texts. Our students get the chance to learn from experts in different fields of writing and publishing and by the end of your studies you’ll have learned the skills required for writing as a professional practice.
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Full-time: three years. Part-time: usually five years.
(Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
Plus two options from our English Language, American Literature or English Literature modules or an Elective in another subject in our School (e.g. one of the thirteen different languages we teach).
Plus a module from the list below:
Plus two modules from the list below:
Combined Honours in Creative Writing & Business Enterprise, 2011
Sam Graham has always enjoyed the written word, which is why he decided to study BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Business Enterprise at UCLan.
“If I can turn it into a career then I’ll have achieved my life’s goal, I thought studying it at degree level would be a stepping stone towards that. I studied the business side of my degree to learn how to the business world operates under the surface.”
English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) & MA in Writing for Children, 2011
Her children’s novel, titled The Second Hand Boy, earned her a prize at the New Writing North base in Newcastle at the end of last month.
Jennifer, who was on the BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing course at the University, has now been given the opportunity to pitch her book to both agents and publishers, as well as the chance to attend literary events in London.
BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing, 2017
Jessica Sneddon was originally accepted onto the BA (Hons) Acting degree, but transferred onto the BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing during her Induction Week. Since then, she has never looked back.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.