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English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Studying English Literature and Creative Writing in combination, allows you to develop your skills as a writer, whilst setting your own work and aspirations in the context of the wider literary world.Our BA programme introduces you to a broad range of types and periods of literature, with a huge variety of different areas to pursue, from medieval literature to twenty-first-century digital literary culture. These include unparalleled resources for the study of Shakespeare, through our world-leading Shakespeare Institute.You will be given a foundation in all main genres of creative writing: poetry, prose, drama and media writing. Alongside this, you will explore the professional aspects of contemporary writing and editing and will be supported in finding your own ‘voice’. You will be taught by award winning writers and benefit from regular guest talks by visiting writers.**Why study this course?****Excellent reputation** - We are ranked 3rd for Creative Writing in the Complete University Guide 2022. **Global recognition** - We are ranked in the Top 35 for English Language and Literature in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2021.**The Shakespeare Institute** - We have a unique provision for the study of Shakespeare: the Shakespeare Institute, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, is a world leading centre for international Shakespeare scholarship. **Your lecturers and tutors for Creative Writing will be practising writers** - Luke Kennard, a poet and novelist whose criticism appears in Poetry London and the Times Literary Supplement; Richard House, fiction and screenwriter, recently long listed for the Man Booker Prize; Dan Vyleta, author of four award winning novels and the best-selling novelist Ruth Gilligan. You will also be able to enjoy regular guest lectures and readings from visiting writers. Past guests have included poet Simon Armitage and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. **Extra-curricular activity** - the University’s very active creative writing society, Writers' Bloc, produces a regular journal and is very involved with the performance poetry scene, as well as hosting socials, open mic nights and writing workshops. In your second year, you will be able to apply to partake in our very popular residential study trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, which includes lectures, creative workshops, theatre trips, cultural activities, academic and creative inspiration and the opportunity to socialise with staff and fellow students.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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19,740per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 100 7

    3rd out of 55 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    148 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    150 88%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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