University of West London
English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)
University of West London

Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of literature in English

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20664 £20368 £24203
25-75 percentile range £17620 - £24642 £15488 - £25125 £18208 - £30488

Course Description

Have you ever dreamed of writing an award-winning screenplay or radio documentary? On this English and creative writing degree you will feed your interest in literature while helping you develop the flexibility to write for different genres and media.

The course helps you to develop the creative, analytical and professional skills you need to work across a wide variety of media platforms, including radio, television and the web.

As you work towards your degree, you will build a diverse portfolio showcasing your abilities in a variety of genres. And you will develop entrepreneurial and self-management skills – essential ingredients for a successful writing career.

We aim to give you as much real-world experience as possible while you study. Thanks to our west London location, at the heart of the UK’s creative industries, and our strong links with media organisations, you will have access to valuable work placement opportunities.

What You Will Learn

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

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for literature in English

Qualification requirements

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Minimum of 45 credits at level 3)

GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at Grade C or above

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study English and Creative Writing, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
International £13250 year 1

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)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of University of West London in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of West London

The University of West London (UWL) is a government funded university in England. West London is made up of eight distinct schools: Claude Littner Business School, London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, the School of Computing and Engineering, the College of Nursing, London College of Music, the School of Law and Criminology, the School of Human and Social Sciences, and the London School of Film.

Student composition of University of West London

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

Ealing / Brentford
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Main site - West London
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