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BA (Hons)

English Language & Creative Writing (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Develop the tricks and techniques to produce short stories, poetry and play scripts on our English Language and Creative Writing Foundation Entry course.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

You’ll have a lot of choice on this course. On the Language side, there are modules to suit any interest – from language structure to the teaching of language, language and gender and forensic linguistics.

You could also choose to specialise in the related areas of media, forensic and political discourse, or the nuts and bolts of language by choosing syntax, phonology and morphology. You’ll develop your writing in a range of genres, including short stories, poetry, plays and radio and film scripts.

Why study with us

  • English Language is ranked 1st in the UK for Assessment and Feedback - National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.
  • Creative Writing at the University is ranked in the UK's top 20 - the Complete University Guide 2020.
  • You’ll have the chance to learn about careers in writing and the book trade from guest authors, literary agents, editors and publishers.

What you'll do

  • You’ll be supported by our Worldwise Learning Centre, where you’ll be able to access the latest language learning and digital technologies, including Rosetta Stone.
  • You’ll gain work experience on the English Language Skills Initiative for Employability (ELSIE) programme, writing for the press and client publications.
  • Our international scheme means that you can pick to study a semester or year abroad. And closer to home, you’ll participate in a number of field trips.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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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Future careers

Our English Language and Creative Writing Foundation Entry degree could lead to a career in writing and related fields, such as travel writing, play and script writing, teaching, education support, local government, travel, retail and marketing.

You’ll be well equipped to enter graduate professions in local government and public services, as well as graduate entry schemes in the private sector. Our graduates have also gone on to study to become teachers, or stepped into postgraduate research programmes.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
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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