Our English with Creative Writing degree allows students to focus on creating their own texts, alongside studying the work of other writers. This degree offers great flexibility through its mixture of optional and compulsory modules in creative writing, literary history and the study of language, allowing you to tailor the course to suit your interests. Just as our academic staff are recognised for their expertise in areas such as contemporary poetry and theory, playwriting, culture and communication, and literature, your creative writing lecturers are practitioners in poetry, fiction and life-writing. Their knowledge of these subject areas and enthusiasm for their research and teaching make this a vibrant and supportive place for you to study, a place where you can learn the many different skills you will need, including transferable skills for your future employment. The curriculum for our English with Creative Writing degree offers you the freedom to tailor the course to your interests - covering creative writing, literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, providing a stimulating environment for your degree work. You will have the opportunity to study all of the major genres of creative writing (poetry and prose), and will be encouraged to reflect analytically and critically on their developing practice as writers. You will also be required to undertake a major piece of creative writing as part of your dissertation in your final year.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Our English with Creative Writing course is assessed solely through coursework, using various assessment methods in order to encourage students to develop a broad set of skills and competencies. Methods of assessment include: writing poetry and fiction, reflective work and literary essays, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbooks/log books, group work and peer assessments and dissertation. Exposure to a range of written and oral methods of communication builds effective and professional skill-sets for maximum employability.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website
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Fees and funding
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Clearing contact details
Loughborough University Admissions Contact Centre
01509 274 403
Clearing will open on Thursday 17th August 2023 at 8.00am. We anticipate having vacancies in a range of subjects for well-qualified students. Whether you have done better than expected in your examinations results or are exploring opportunities in Clearing, we would love to hear from you. You don’t need to have applied to Loughborough already. Please call the University's Contact Centre on 01509 274 403 to discuss your qualifications.