University of Roehampton
Creative & Professional Writing and English Literature BA (Hons)
University of Roehampton

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This engaging BA English Literature degree is for people with a passion for literature. It will allow you to study both modern writing and classic texts. It spans topics as varied as children’s literature, crime fiction, Shakespeare, film, stand-up comedy and Victorian novels.

You will be taught by world-class researchers. Our department was recently ranked 15th in the country on the strength of our research output. Additional lectures and masterclasses have also been given by renowned authors including Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Taught by published, working writers (including acclaimed poets, novelists, journalists and screenwriters), our BA Creative Writing degree introduces writing practice to you in four main forms: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and screenwriting.

As you explore the technical craft and process of writing on this BA in Creative Writing, you'll develop your skills as a writer, as well as other key abilities such as research and critical analysis.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Creative & Professional Writing and English Literature, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Grade C at A-level, or an equivalent qualification, in an English or Humanities subject.

Qualification requirements

Humanities subject required

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English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT) 80 with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic 51 with no less than 51 in any band
Cambridge English Advanced grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Creative & Professional 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 & Professional Writing and English Literature BA (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £13145 year 1

Additional fee information

Costs for 2020 entry.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
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

Application deadline:

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 University of Roehampton

The University of Roehampton is a government funded university in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The university began its existence as a women’s teacher training college, and only much later in 2004 became an officially recognised university. Roehampton is made up of four distinct colleges: Digby Stuart College, Froebel College, Southlands College and Whitelands College.

Student composition of University of Roehampton

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
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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - Erasmus House
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