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English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Oxford Brookes University

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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


Our English Literature with Creative Writing course teaches you to read, appreciate and write great literature.
Our teaching staff include writers who are experts in their fields and whose publications contribute to the development of their subjects. We offer lectures by high-profile authors such as Philip Pullman. And we are home to the Poetry Centre, where you can attend workshops to improve your writing skills.

You will shape your writing through studying literary works and you will gain key transferable skills, including;

  • analytical thinking
  • evaluative and research skills
  • effective written and spoken communication
  • self-discipline.

You’ll have opportunities to develop your career with our Work Placement modules. Our past students have had placements with;

  • the Oxford Literary Festival
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Story Museum.

We have excellent links with employers. Our graduates have found employment in a variety of areas, including;

  • publishing
  • journalism
  • marketing
  • teaching.


Assessment methods used on this course

We will assess you through exams, coursework or a mixture of both. Coursework includes;

  • creative writing
  • essays
  • critical rewrites of literary texts
  • group presentations.

Your examinations usually involve essays, or critical responses to a passage from a set text.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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Grade C in A-level English Literature or English Language required.


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Oxford Brookes University

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  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It’s also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 106 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    116 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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