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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Writing and English Literature (Hons) at Anglia Ruskin University will help you develop your creative and professional writing skills while learning how English literature has shaped, and been shaped by, society. Prepare for work in many creative areas, including fiction writing, journalism, arts criticism and publishing.
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During the Writing and English Literature (Hons) at Anglia Ruskin University, you’ll develop your own writing while studying the techniques of some of the world’s greatest writers. You’ll also discover the importance of English literature: how it is affected by the culture, language, technology and economics of its time, and how it influences readers and society as a whole.

As well as developing your creative writing skills (including poetry, drama and short fiction) you’ll have the chance to explore professional writing techniques such as news and feature writing. Combining these with a study of critical writing, you’ll discover new ways to express your literary talent.

Our teaching staff, which includes many published writers, will offer you invaluable feedback on all of your creative writing work – as will your fellow students. These critical workshops will give you the unique opportunity to consider a range of responses to your work, as well as sharpening your own critical skills.


Our BA (Hons) Writing and English Literature will help you develop many skills for your future career, including literacy, communication, creativity, self-reliance and teamwork.

Many of our graduates have found success in roles such as journalism, teaching, writing, television, radio, the music industry, gallery work and arts administration.

Our work-based modules will give you a chance to get crucial experience in the field that you hope to work in, and our links to local professional bodies - including Cambridge University Press, Windhorse Publishing and Writers’ Centre Norwich – can help you find a placement.

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:

  • A History of English Literature, from the present to 1789
  • Introduction to Imaginative Writing: Prose Fiction
  • Reading Literature and Theory
  • Writing to Entertain, Inform and Persuade
  • Language and Criticism for Writers
  • Introduction to Imaginative Writing: Poetry and Plays
  • A History of English Literature from Equiano to Chaucer

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.

General Requirements

  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 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 Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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