Creative Writing and English Literature
London Metropolitan University
Key Course Facts
Why study this course?
Study on a degree that combines theoretical study with the development of your own creative voice as a writer. Taught by experienced poets and novelists, you'll increase your understanding of literature through the study of the historical and contemporary genres in national and international contexts. Publishing, the arts, education, communications and business sectors are just a few of the areas open to you after graduation.
More about this course
This combined degree in Creative Writing and English Literature gives budding writers the best of both worlds. You may want to be a performance poet, adapt a work of literature for the screen or stage, think about literature from a philosophical perspective or find out more about the publishing industry. The blend of modules on this course makes all of these goals achievable.
The English Literature modules cover all the major genres of poetry, drama and prose, which helps you gain an understanding of their development through history. You’ll study major literary and cultural movements such as romanticism and modernism, and will have the opportunity to choose niche specialisms such as the literature of childhood or the literature of London.
On the Creative Writing modules, you’ll learn how to edit your work and develop your writing across literary and commercial genres as well as developing the ability to think critically about the cultural, ethical and political dimensions of writing. The skills you'll gain by editing and critiquing your own work will be valuable when working on essays in other areas.
You'll benefit from our exceptional facilities and have the resources of the British Library at your fingertips. London is a vast hub of literary and cultural history, and you will benefit from organised visits to theatres, galleries, libraries, archives and events, giving context and support to your studies.
You'll be taught by experienced academics who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching, as well as published poets, novelists and dramatists, whose knowledge of the publishing industry can give you the valuable professional insight needed to kick-start your career. Staff are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your degree and the enthusiastic, high quality teaching on this course has been highly rated by students.
After you graduate you will be an excellent candidate for a career in publishing, the creative and cultural industries, the arts, education and the communications sector.
What our students say
“The lecturers and tutors have all been enthusiastic in both subjects and for the institution they are teaching in. The course has introduced me to works I would have otherwise not known and opened my mind to new areas in literature. The partnership between English Literature and Creative Writing has created interesting opportunities to explore my own creative writing.”
Former student, National Student Survey
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Creative Writing and English Literature, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points from three or more A levels).
A minimum of 114 UCAS tariff points to include four passes at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 6 credits with Distinction and 24 at Merit and level 2 passes in Communication units.QAA accredited course required.
A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English.
English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Once you have applied you have the option to send us a writing sample of poetry, prose or script, which we will give you feedback on. This is not a requirement for admission.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Creative Writing and English Literature, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Creative Writing and English Literature BA (Hons)
Additional fee information
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that you may find helpful for example, optional field trips. The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About London Metropolitan University
Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.
Student composition of London Metropolitan University
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Creative Writing and Health & Wellbeing (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||86%||15%||15%||£9250||£11400||112||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing BA (Hons)||Liverpool John Moores University||89%||5%||15%||£9250||£16100||114||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and Human Biology BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||74%||0%||5%||£9250||£11400||99||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons)||Liverpool John Moores University||79%||0%||0%||£9250||£16100||132||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Games Design and Creative Writing BA (Hons)||Brunel University||73%||10%||0%||£9250||£17875||117||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Creative and Professional Writing BA (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||66%||10%||20%||£9250||£14500||85||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Drama with Creative Writing BA (Hons)||University of Huddersfield||88%||5%||0%||£9250||£15000||121||Huddersfield||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and History BA (Hons)||University of Chichester||95%||0%||10%||£9250||£14500||125||Chichester||On campus Full-time|
|Economics with Creative Writing BSc||New College of the Humanities||72%||0%||15%||£9250||£14000||113||London||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and Media & Culture BA (Hons)||University of Worcester||62%||5%||15%||£9250||£13100||119||Worcester||On campus Full-time|