What will I learn?

The degree in creative writing and English literature explores literature, drama, poetry, fiction, visual art and theatre, mostly from 1800 onwards. You will examine the works themselves and the social and historical contexts in which they were written. The creative writing aspects of the course complement this, enabling you to focus on writing fiction, poetry, performance writing, playwriting, screenwriting and journalism.

Popular career options for our creative writing and English literature graduates include professional writing, research, teaching, journalism, publishing and arts administration. You can continue your studies or move into areas such as teaching with one of our postgraduate degrees.

What you should know about this course:

  • This course provides a grounding in literature from the Renaissance to the present day. Literature is interpreted broadly to include drama and visual narratives.
  • It combines English literature and creative writing in order to develop an understanding of literary texts through both study and practice.
  • You will develop your voice as a writer and a professional by broadening your creative and industry skills.
  • Produce work for the stage and screen, and gain proficiency in writing for online media.
  • The course provides a structured framework for the development of your creative work, with regular feedback from lecturers.

This course can be taken in sandwich mode, which means you can take a year to work in industry between your second and final years of study. Sandwich placements are relevant to your degree subject and are paid roles. It is the very best way of preparing you for successfully finding a job quickly when you graduate.

You will also have the option to select a module for which you will be required to undertake a short-term placement. The module will be assessed on your reflection on this placement and how you can apply your knowledge to the workplace. Many placements are found through our network of industry contacts, and students are supported in securing these.

The skills you acquire through studying our courses will prepare you for careers in a wide range of industries and jobs. Graduates of this course have gone on to pursue a career in research, journalism, publishing, the media or arts administration, or central or local government. You may even become a professional writer.

There is also the option to continue your studies or move into teaching or social work by studying for a postgraduate qualification.

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 19,333) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)

Old Royal Naval College,

King William Walk,

London,

Greenwich,

SE10 9LS, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 19,333) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)

Old Royal Naval College,

King William Walk,

London,

Greenwich,

SE10 9LS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For standard entry to our Bachelor's programmes, you will need to have met the following: High School Diploma (GPA 3.0) OR with GED with a minimum grade of 165; SAT (Pre-March 2016 -1650/ Post-March 2016 -1100)or ACT - 24 or higher or AP-3 or above in 2 advanced placement tests. Some Bachelor's degrees allow advanced entry to year 2 or year 3, depending on your study history. If you have completed an Associate Degree in the US, you might be able to transfer directly onto year 2 of our Bachelor's programmes. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. For some undergraduate courses, you need: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. For many of our extended degree programmes, you will need: IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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