Looking for a degree that will inspire your intellectual curiosity and spark your creativity? Our BA in English with Creative Writing will give you a sound knowledge base in literature, along with the all-important tools you need to become a writer. You'll gain a deeper understanding of literary history and theory, exploring subjects from medieval literature and Shakespeare to modernism, postcolonialism and contemporary writing. Headed by acclaimed writer Professor Brian Dillon (Essayism, Suppose a Sentence), the creative writing element of the course is designed to help you find your voice, develop your practical skills and techniques, and give you an insight into the process of writing. You'll have the opportunity to grow and flourish as a writer in a safe and supportive environment, whether in prose, poetry or creative non-fiction.
Year 1 You will take the following modules (all compulsory): Introduction to Creative Writing London Global Reading, Theory and Interpretation: approaches to the study of English Literature Shakespeare Please note that all modules are subject to change. Further information about modules in Year 2 and 3 of the course can be found on our course webpage.
Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework including essays, projects, presentations, log books and portfolios.
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
English language requirements
All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.
Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.