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English and Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
By combining the study of English and Creative Writing programme at Royal Holloway University of London, you'll become an informed and critical reader as well as a confident and expressive writer - whether specialising as a poet, playwright, or author of fiction.
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Overview

Studying at one of the UK's most dynamic English departments will challenge you to develop your own critical faculties. Learning to write creatively and critically analyse in tandem, you'll be exposed to a huge variety of literature while you develop your own writing practice. 

Studying English will allow you to place your writing within a wider cultural context of literature throughout history, considering key texts and acquiring a sound understanding of significant periods, genres, authors and ideas.

Career opportunities

Taking a degree in English and Creative Writing programme at Royal Holloway University of London sets you up with great prospects for future employability. On the course itself we place a strong emphasis on your future employability, meaning the skills that you gain won’t just be applicable to the study of English.

Although many of our students go on to further study in literature and other fields, skills such as research, presentation, teamwork, negotiation and communication will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Introduction to Creative Writing
  •  Why Write? The History and Theory of Creative Writing
  •  Reorienting the Novel
  •  Introduction to Poetry
  •  Critical Foundations: Thinking as a Critic
  • Playwriting
  • Fiction
  • Poetry

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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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General Requirements

  • A Levels: AAB-ABB
  • A-level in English Literature or English Literature and Language
  • At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.
  • IELTS: 7.0 overall. Writing 7.0. No other subscore lower than 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 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

  • We award our scholarships competitively, usually based on your academic achievements, as well as your scholarship statement. 
  • Bursaries are awarded to all students who meet the eligibility criteria

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