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BA (Hons)

English Literature & Creative Writing (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Step into your own world of writing with our English Language and Creative Writing Foundation Entry course. You’ll learn the skills required for writing as a professional practice and try your hand at writing across a wide variety of genres, from poetry and drama to fiction and creative non-fiction.

Our 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 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.

Why study with us

  • Literature in English at the University is 1st in the North West and 2nd in the UK for academic support - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Creative Writing at the University is ranked in the UK's top 20 - the Complete University Guide 2020.
  • You’ll access our Live Literature Room, where you’ll share your work with peers and attend events and literary readings from industry professionals.

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What you'll do

  • Gain work experience with our live projects – organise a conference, literature festival, writing competition or reading project.
  • Tailor your studies to suit your personal interests – we have a wide range of modules on offer.
  • Study abroad as part of your course. You could spend a semester or full year abroad. We have exchange agreements with universities in many countries.

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

Our English Literature and Creative Writing Foundation Entry degree could lead to many different career options, including travel writing, play and script writing, local government, public services, marketing, media, publishing and advertising.

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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