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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


Why study English literature with writing?

A degree in English literature with writing is characterised by its emphasis on different forms of writing, from creative and literary to professional writing. Studying this subject also provides practical preparation for a rewarding future in the cultural industries - one of Britain's most exciting, diverse and internationally recognised fields.

You will build a portfolio of work to evidence your skills and enhance your opportunities for employment.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) English Literature with Writing will hone your writing skills both creative and professional as you study a broad range of literature, from the Renaissance to the 21st century. You'll take dedicated writing modules, where you'll refine your writing skills by focusing on areas such as advertising, marketing and PR, health and society, speechwriting, journalism, and writing for social and online media. Study a wide variety of literary texts, and learn the critical and theoretical approaches to be able to analyse and critique them.

Hear from guest speakers from industry, who'll share their experiences and help you consider different career paths. Build a portfolio of work in different genres, registers, modes and formats, which you can use as evidence of your skills to future employers. Gain valuable experience on the placement module and get an insight into the workplace to help you make informed decisions about your career.

Where can it take me?

You'll graduate with a wealth of experience in writing for traditional and digital platforms. Your expertise in the written word will be needed in every sector, along with your skills in research, problem-solving, team-work, critical thinking, independence and self-motivation. The door will be open to exciting careers in the cultural industries, the media or the arts, working in marketing, editing, publishing or teaching.


Graduates in English literature with writing are highly employable, thanks to their skills for employment and broad knowledge base.

The course builds transferable skills into the modules you study and encourages you to apply them at every opportunity, most notably in the third-year placement module. Former students have gone on to work as marketing executives, content managers for publishers, HR recruitment consultants, and teachers in primary, secondary and further education. Many choose to continue their studies with postgraduate degrees in English and related subjects.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per 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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No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.


University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

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  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With over 30,000 students at UWE Bristol from over 160 countries, students will feel part of a friendly, multicultural community.
Bristol is a vibrant, creative, diverse and welcoming city – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

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  • Graduate prospects

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    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

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    4.03 81%


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    108 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

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    4.42 89%



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