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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The English and Creative Writing (Hons) course at Kingston University offers you the chance to explore related topics and debates in the fields of creative writing, English literature, and English language.


During the English and Creative Writing (Hons) course at Kingston University, you will examine critical, practical, and theoretical concerns at the forefront of reading and writing literature in a unique interdisciplinary context. You'll develop skills in oral and written communication and establish a strong foundation in the study of literature and language.

Throughout the course, you'll enjoy many extra-curricular activities and opportunities through research group events and lectures, Kingston Language Scheme and the Writers' Centre, Kingston.

Careers and progression

The English and creative writing course is designed to foster a range of transferable skills desirable to employers, such as advanced literacy and communication skills, critical thinking, organisational skills, intercultural awareness and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others in a team. After you graduate you'll have many career opportunities open to you, in a wide range of fields including public relations, publishing, journalism, advocacy and campaigning, copy writing, advertising and marketing, management, the legal professions, administration, business and training.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      4 years with foundation year
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading London: Drama, Poetry and Prose
  • Introduction to Creative Writing I: The Writer's Toolkit
  • Writing that Works
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Independent Research Studies
  • Independent Creative Writing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • 112 UCAS points, to include two A levels or equivalent, with English Language/Literature/related subject (32 points required). General Studies/Native Language accepted when one of three A levels or equivalent
  • BTEC: We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that are equivalent to the typical offer
  • GCSE: candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A*-C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading).
  • Access diploma: We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that are equivalent to the typical offer.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 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

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