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BA (Hons)

English Language & Creative Writing

3 Years
September 2022
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.

On this course we’ll help you to enhance your skills as a creative writer and gain experience of writing in a wide range of different styles and genres.

You’ll develop the skills and techniques you need to create new works in everything from science fiction and fantasy to fairy tales, horror, crime, and fiction for children and young adults. Along the way you’ll produce a variety of short stories, poetry, play scripts and more.

Our modules enable you to delve beneath the surface of language to explore the connections between sound and meaning, and understand how English has developed over time.

Why study with us

  • English Language at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)
  • Creative Writing at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 2nd in the North West and top 10 nationally for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • 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.

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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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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.

We’ll give you lots of advice on how to build a successful career using your English Language and creative writing skills – we regularly host panels where professional writers, editors, literary agents and publishers provide valuable insights into their careers.

Graduates from this course have pursued a range of careers in writing and related fields, such as travel writing, play and script writing. They have also progressed to careers in travel, retail and marketing.

You will also be well equipped for entry into graduate professions in local government and public services, as well as graduate entry schemes.

Are you interested in a career in teaching and education? We have links with a network of schools in the region. You could go on to gain a PGCE in primary or secondary education, or a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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