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English with Creative Writing (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #396 (QS) ,
This English with Creative Writing (Hons), offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, combines the study of literature with the practice of creative writing. You’ll graduate with the ability to be curious about literature, and the imagination to turn that curiosity into creativity.

About

Why study BA English with Creative Writing (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London?

You’ll read key literary texts, and experiment with writing prose and poetry. By the end of the course you’ll have uncovered your written style and developed an extensive portfolio of creative work.

We’re based in London, a city that’s full of literary inspiration. Take a look at English student Samantha’s favourite places to write.

Our alumni have gone on to win prestigious awards including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, the European Union Prize for Literature, and the Dylan Thomas Prize. One of our alumni, Sophie Collins, was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Society of Literature as part of its inaugural 40 Under 40 scheme in 2018.

We’re regularly visited by literary guest speakers. Recent visitors have included Ali Smith, Nikesh Shukla, Michael Rosen, Eimear McBride and Howard Jacobson.

We host an annual literary award – the Goldsmiths Prize – that celebrates work that pushes the boundaries of the novel.

The skills you'll develop

Our degrees open up a wide range of careers by developing critical and analytical skills, proficiency in assessing evidence, the clear expression of ideas, and the ability to bring together insights from a range of subjects – all of which are attractive to a variety of employers. You will learn to solve problems, to think critically and creatively, and to communicate with clarity.

You can also choose to take a work placement module as one of your option modules in your second or third year. This module allows you to undertake a work placement which will benefit your studies, your skillset and your CV. 

Careers

Our graduates have a good employment record: professions include publishing, journalism, PR, teaching, advertising, civil service, business and industry, European Union private sector management and personnel work, and the media. You can read more about potential career options after graduation on our Department of English careers page.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can still apply up to 30 June
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      • 4-6 years
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Explorations in Literature
  • Approaches to Text
  • Foundation Workshop in Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Literature of the Victorian Period
  • Introduction to Poetry

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A-level: BBB
  • BTEC: DDM
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655 
  • Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%, preferably including English.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

Additional requirements

You'll also need:

  • A selection of recent written work
  • Grade B in A-level English Literature (or Language and Literature) - A-level General Studies is not accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14330 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships:

  • Lewisham Fee Waivers - 10 x full tuition fee waivers (worth £27,750 each) for Lewisham's brightest talent, covering fees for three years.
  • Local Student Partial Fee Waivers - 5 x partial fee waivers (worth £13,875 each) to local students, covering 50% of your fees for three years (£4,625 each year).
  • Mature Students’ Scholarships - Up to 10 x £3,000 for students over the age of 25 who come from a non-traditional academic background and show great academic potential
  • Disabled Students’ Scholarships - Up to 4 x £4,500 to students with a disability.

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