What will I learn?

About the course

If you love books and enjoy exploring new ideas, then English Literature with Creative Writing is for you. During this course, you’ll get to read (and discuss) some of the greatest works ever written, while discovering your own voice and developing your own talent as a writer. You'll learn applied skills as well as academic knowledge, giving you the opportunity to become an employable graduate.

Studying English Literature doesn’t just give you the chance to read and enjoy some of the world’s best writing, it could also helps you grow into an independent thinker and effective communicator. On this course, you’ll learn to navigate digital resources and how to pitch your ideas using the latest media, acquiring the kind of practical, transferable skills needed in the working world – like critical thinking, researching, creative problem-solving and communicating and arguing persuasively. As you sharpen your ideas and fine-tune your writing, you’ll be preparing yourself for a whole range of exciting careers.

  • We offer a wide range of module options to choose from, diverse forms of coursework assessment (but no exams), and excellent employment prospects.
  • Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).
  • 100% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (Unistats 17/18 data, UK domiciled graduates).
  • We get you out of the classroom on a range of exciting fieldtrips such as The Bronte Parsonage, The British Library and Shakespeare's Globe in London.
  • Every year students also have the chance to get involved in events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival.
  • Opportunities to establish yourself as a professional writer through our Grist Creative Writing Project.

By reading and studying the work that interests you, you can be inspired to take your own creative writing further. Your creative writing tutors are all published authors of critically acclaimed books, with expertise in short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, and script writing. They're passionate about their subject, and will focus on giving you the opportunity to explore your talents.

Your Career

As an English Literature graduate, you are valued for the advanced skills you have developed in critical thinking, researching, independent study, communicating and arguing persuasively. Depending on your specialism, your career choices are as varied and exciting as your degree course.

Our graduates have gone on to work in teaching, PR, social media, script writing and law. Others have opted for PGCE study and have become teachers, or continued their studies at Master's level.

Which department am I in?

Department of History English Linguistics and Music (ADHELIM)

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,000) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Queensgate,

Huddersfield,

Kirklees,

HD1 3DH, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,000) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Queensgate,

Huddersfield,

Kirklees,

HD1 3DH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and one of the following qualifications with requirements varying by degree: 3 Advanced Placements; 3 SAT II’s; SAT I; ACT. All applicants are considered individually and alternative qualifications may be acceptable. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate degree programmes.

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

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