University of Worcester
Creative Writing and English Language BA (Hons)
University of Worcester

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in English Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Creative Writing at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21000 £19000 £21000
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £25500 £13500 - £23000 £17500 - £27500

Salary of all UK Graduates of English Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21996 £19478 £22995
25-75 percentile range £19308 - £26273 £14959 - £24042 £17749 - £28752

Course Description


Creative Writing aims to nurture your confidence as a writer and to support your development as a critical and skilful analyst of writing. You'll also develop your commercial practice (writing for magazines, reviewing, scriptwriting, editing). Studying English Language allows you to see how language shapes our worlds, brings thoughts to life and forms our identities. Through academic study, you will investigate the many different factors that determine how English is spoken and written, while developing your own creative practice as a writer.

In combination, these two subject areas provide you with exciting opportunities to combine very different types of learning. You'll have the opportunity to write for a range of different creative platforms, learn from guest speakers and publish your work. The course will provide a foundation for students who are interested in developing writing as a profession. You'll gain an understanding of commercial markets and the publishing and creative industries, as well as how writers make a living.

Key features

  • Opportunities for students to publish their work from the very first week and throughout their undergraduate programme.
  • Experience writing for a range of digital, print, audio, visual and performance platforms.
  • Exciting programme of guest speakers and a student writing magazine: The Fuse.
  • Develops evaluation and reflection of linguistic and stylistic choices.

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Why the University of Worcester?

The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.

Recent University of Worcester achievements

  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Creative Writing and English Language BA (Hons) at University of Worcester

30% Managers, directors and senior officials
15% Elementary occupations
15% Secretarial and related occupations
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Media Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations

Grading & Study Time

For detailed information about assessment, feedback, teaching and contact time visit our course page. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of this page and selecting 'Visit our course page'.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Creative Writing

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 4.5
    • Foundation year
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

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


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, 2025

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 Worcester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Worcester in related subject specific rankings.

Languages & Literature

    • #43 
    • #53 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

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About University of Worcester

The University of Worcester (UW) is a publicly funded research university, located in Worcester, England. Dating back to 1946 as an Emergency Teacher Training College, it was only in 2005 that UW received official university status. The university’s main campus is known as St John’s and is where most of the courses take place, although those related to business, computing, marketing and management are taken on by the university’s secondary campus which is known as City Campus.

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