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BA (Hons)

English Language & Creative Writing

3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

On our English Language and Creative Writing course you’ll develop the skills and techniques you need to write in a whole range of genres. You’ll also study the history, use and application of English.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the UK overall
    Guardian University Guide (Creative Writing)
  • 2nd
    in the UK for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Creative Writing)
  • You will have opportunities to go on field trips to museums, archives and theatres – from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon to Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in the Lake District.
  • You’ll have the chance to learn about careers in writing and the book trade from guest authors, literary agents, editors and publishers.
  • Our unique English Language Skills Initiative for Employability (ELSIE) programme gives you opportunities to gain vital work experience in public relations, client publications, copywriting and other areas.

What you'll do

  • Hear from guest speakers and guest expert insights into success in the writing profession and other related careers.
  • Choose from a wide range of modules across different areas of language and linguistics.
  • Interested in a teaching career? We have great links with schools across the region.

Module overview

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Visit us this autumn

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Future careers

Recent English Language and Creative Writing graduates have gained success in the worlds of publishing, writing, travel and tourism, advertising, journalism and the media. Others have pursued careers in management, commerce and public service.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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