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English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

English literature and creative writing are a perfect combination at degree level:

  • In your literature modules, you will be introduced to important, exciting, diverse writers from across the centuries and the globe.
  • In creative writing, you will explore literary creativity from the inside: creating characters, shaping poems, and drawing on your imagination.

The two sides of the degree complement and challenge each other. The great writers from the past and present who you study will inspire and influence your writing. Meanwhile, creating your own work will help you understand technique and form in ways that will sharpen your analysis of literary texts.

What career can you have?

A degree in English Literature with Creative Writing means you will enter the job market with highly-developed research and communication skills.

You will know how to access reliable information on any topic and present your findings in clear and persuasive language. These are valuable skills in today’s economy, where information and communication skills are vital. You will also have the critical and cultural awareness necessary for working in the public sector and the media.

Some of our students decide to continue their studies at postgraduate level; others have successful careers in fields as diverse as law, business administration, web design, teaching, and journalism.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,320per 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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A level : BBB

A level English Literature or a related subject at grade B. Related subjects: English Language & Literature, English Language, Drama & Theatre Studies, Creative Writing.

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 106 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    118 58%

    49th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    99th

    2

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