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BA (Hons)

English Literature & Creative Writing

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Do you want to develop your creative writing skills? We’ll help you to hone your talents, write in a wide variety of genres and work towards becoming a professional writer.

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

You’ll study the development of ‘English’ as a multicultural literary landscape, and look at how issues of race, gender, class, national identity and ethnicity are explored in key works of literature.

You’ll learn the skills you need to become a professional writer, gaining insights from experts who are enjoying successful careers in different fields of writing and publishing.

Why study with us

  • Literature in English at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked in the top 10 nationally for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)
  • Through our Live Literature Room, which features its own stage and library, you can share your work with others and attend events featuring industry professionals.
  • Embark on field trips to important literary locations (such as Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters) and enjoy unmissable opportunities to see a Shakespeare play performed live.

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What you'll do

  • Gain valuable work experience through our Live Literature Room project - previous students have organised creative writing events, literary festivals and a major ‘Comicon’ event.
  • Creative writing is mainly taught in workshops, where you get to work in small groups with other students, exchange ideas and hone your skills.
  • You’ll be able to tailor your study programme to suit your own interests and career aspirations through a variety of optional modules.

Module Overview

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

On our English Literature and Creative Writing course we put a lot of emphasis on helping you to plan your future career and work towards becoming a professional writer.

We’ll give you the skills you need to become a professional writer. This course opens up career opportunities in fields such as travel writing and script writing. You’ll also be well equipped for entry into graduate professions in the cultural and creative industries, digital media, local government and public services.

Our graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers in fields such as journalism, advertising, publishing, travel and tourism, and teaching.

There are also opportunities for further study at master’s and PhD level.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
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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