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Course summary

Course overview Would you love to see your name in print? Are you curious about the creative industries? Or maybe there’s a poem or novel in you that's waiting to come out? If you want to develop your creative work alongside studying a broad range of English literature, language and drama, this course is for you. The work in English studies will strengthen your creative writing; then in your second and third years there’s flexibility to specialise in the areas you enjoy most, including fiction and poetry. You’ll spend two thirds of your time on English studies, and one third on creative writing. This includes learning about the process of writing and publishing from expert staff who are published poets and authors themselves. We also host guest talks from award-winning writers, and Nottingham is a UNESCO City of Literature, meaning inspiration is never far away.


In year one you will study six core modules. You will be introduced to prose, poetry and drama from the medieval period to the modern day, and to aspects of English language from the beginnings of English to contemporary and applied linguistics. In year two, you will study two core creative writing modules on poetry and fiction, and select four optional modules from at least three areas of English. Creative writing modules include techniques on characterisation and representation, finding, shaping and reworking material, location and setting, and mood and atmosphere. You'll also write a portfolio of creative and critical work. In your final year you will take three core modules, including a year-long dissertation in creative writing and two specialist modules in fiction and poetry. Your dissertation will allow you to concentrate on an extended piece of creative work – either fiction, poetry or drama – supported by your creative writing tutor. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of English, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall including 85% (8.5) in English,

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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English with Creative Writing at University of Nottingham - UCAS