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Hone your craft as a writer by studying others, immersing yourself in the words that have shaped our world with BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing with Foundation programme at the University of Plymouth.

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Finesse your writing with our academics and professional authors and combine analysis of literature from across cultures and geographies with your own perspective. Our foundation year will equip you with the skills and confidence essential for success in higher education. On successful completion of Year 0, you’ll join the rest of the BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing community.

At Plymouth, your degree really is what you make it. From Year 2 you can choose to take optional modules taught across different degrees within the School of Society and Culture. You can study the period of history that gave birth to your favourite author or bring your dramatic writing to life with a drama module. Get published and professional writing experience with our industry links and INK: our in-house magazine that allows you to build your creative skills. BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing with Foundation  programme is offered at the University of Plymouth .


  • Develop a range of valuable skills, including critical and creative thinking and excellent communication, presentation and project management skills.
  • Benefit from a tailored programme of Careers events and opportunities.
  • Boost your career prospects by working with a publishing house, literary agent, arts organisation or magazine on our work-based learning module or extra-curricular internships.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Writing the Modern World, 1600-1700

  • Critical Theory

  • Gods, Monsters and Heroes: Myths and Legends in Literature

  • Rewritings: Contemporary literature and its Histories

  • The Craft of Writing II: Poetry and Drama

  • The Craft of Writing I: Prose Fiction & Non-Fiction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS tariff

32 - 48

Don’t have 32-48 UCAS tariff points? We will consider ‘non-standard’ applications on a case-by-case basis.

  • A levels: Typical offer 32 points from a minimum of two A levels.
  • 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: PPP Refer to tutor, however BTEC are usually only considered with another qualification ie A level.
  • International Baccalaureate: 24 overall
  • All Access courses: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. Preferably English, humanities or combined), including GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above or equivalent.
  • GCSE English: Grade C/4 or above, if your grade is lower then please refer to the institution for further advice.
  • We are looking for applicants with good potential including with non-standard qualifications and background, so will consider every application on a case by case basis.
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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