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English Literature with Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #192 (WUR) Norwich, United Kingdom
Good readers make good writers' is the ethos of the English Literature with Creative Writing programme offered by the University of East Anglia. You develop your craft as a writer, under the supervision of our world-renowned novelists, poets and playwrights while profiting from our first-class literature teaching. 
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The teaching of creative writing in the UK began at UEA nearly fifty years ago, and we are still widely seen as the home of creative writing in this country.

During the English Literature with Creative Writing programme offered by the University of East Anglia, you will be studying at a university rich in famous creative writing alumni, including Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan and Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. The writers and critics of the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing are at the cutting-edge of their fields - that's why in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), UEA was ranked joint tenth in the UK for the quality of its research in English Language and Literature (Times Higher REF 2014 Analysis). 

Whatever kind of writing you love the most, you'll develop it over the whole course of your degree by working closely with many distinguished writers in seminars and workshops. In your study of English literature, you've the chance to discover a wealth of writers from Chaucer to the present day – from medieval romance via Shakespeare, Milton, Austen, the Brontës, and James Joyce, to novelists and poets who are still writing now.

Norwich is an extraordinary place in which to be a writer. It's England's first UNESCO City of Literature, awarded in recognition of the city's vivid literary heritage and vibrant contemporary writing scene. You'll immerse yourself in this community, and you might find yourself sharing your work with a packed audience of students and professional writers at 'UEA Live', or hearing readings from dozens of internationally-leading literary figures.

We say that UEA is the place where literature lives – when you join the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, you'll join a unique and supportive community of critics, writers, and drama practitioners, who bring literature to life every day.

Examples of careers you could enter include:

  • Novelist
  • Scriptwriter
  • Journalist
  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Publishing
  • Events management
  • Fundraising

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Writing
  • Literature in History
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • European Literature
  • Modernism
  • Medieval Writing

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A Level AAA including an English Literature related subject
  • International Baccalaureate 34 points including HL 6 English
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BBB including an English Literature related subject
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 6 subjects at H2 including an English Literature related subject
  • Access Course Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3 including an English Literature module.
  • BTEC DDD alongside grade A in an English Literature related subject A-level (or equivalent). Excludes BTEC Public Services and BTEC Public Administration
  • European Baccalaureate 82% including 85% in an English Literature related subject

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 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 Norwich

  • 609 - 1050 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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