BA in English with Creative Writing

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
BA in English with Creative Writing
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 3,385,827
Course Accredited By NA
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Storytelling is part of every culture and reveals much about a person’s lived experience, values and aspirations within a given time. If reading is a pleasure and creative writing very much a part of you, then an English degree with creative writing might appeal.

  • If you’re ready to explore more widely, think more deeply and consider how you, as a reader, are placed in relation to a text and how that affects your interpretation, you’ve come to the right place.
  • Brunel offers one of the most highly regarded creative writing courses in the UK, with many staff members active as novelists, writers for performance, or as cultural critics.Through them you will learn and practice the fundamentals of writing in a variety of forms including poetry and film.
  • After a first year of introductory writing modules with options in literature to develop your critical reading, your exploration in English and creative writing is very much down to your own interests.
  • In years two and three a wealth of optional modules await you, covering every period and genre in literature from Shakespeare to Austen, comedy to horror and world literature, alongside further writing options in journalism and modern fiction.
  • Throughout your course you will be encouraged to express your own thoughts and creativity in your coursework and seminars, which will help you to grow as a critic and writer.
  • English with Creative Writing BA will equip you with personal skills employers’ prize in graduates – exceptional written and verbal communication and the ability to work collaboratively in teams. At Brunel you will be able to develop these in abundance.
  • Opt for a placement year and you will gain real-world work experience while you study which will further increase your attractiveness to employers when you graduate.
  • Outside of your classroom, you can look forward to events and activities organised by the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing, including the annual Hillingdon Literary Festival: a free weekend of literary performances from internationally renowned authors, writing workshops and lively debates, right here on campus.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in any subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject, with an A-level at grade C.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in any subject, with A-levels grade BB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • English with Creative Writing BA at Brunel will give you deeper knowledge of English literature history, world literature and genre writing as you develop key investigate skills with a wealth of optional modules to suit your interests and aspirations.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement or 4.5-6 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

  • CW1700 - Creative Writing Practice
  • EN1602 - World Literature, World Literacies
  • CW1800 Introduction to Writing Fiction
  • CW1801 Introduction to Writing Drama
  • CW1802 Introduction to Writing Poetry
  • CW1803 Workshop Diary


  • EN1704 - Reading Resilience
  • EN1705 - The Creative Process
  • EN1807 Critical Reading Portfolio
  • EN1808 Creative and Critical Portfolio

Year 2

  • EN2001 - The Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • EN2002 - Shakespeare: Text and Performance
  • EN2607 - The Women’s Movement: 20th Century and Contemporary Writing
  • EN2011 - Post-Colonial Writing
  • EN2014 - Modernism
  • EN2021 - Romanticism and Revolution
  • EN2610 - Contemporary British and Irish Fiction
  • EN2605 - Genre Fiction
  • EN2016 - Writing Journalism
  • EN2017 - Writing the Short Story
  • EN2019 Screenwriting
  • CW2600 - Life Writing
  • EN2603 - Writing Contemporary Poetry
  • EN2606 - Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • CW2601 Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

Year 3

  • EN3003 - Project
  • EN3000 - Project


  • AH3600 - Psychogeography
  • EN3028 - Writing Modern Fiction
  • EN3029 - Writing Comedy
  • EN3613 - The Creative Industries
  • CW3600 - Writing Film and Television
  • EN3612 - Writing Poetry for Performance
  • EN3022 - Victorian Literature and Culture
  • EN3039 - The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature
  • EN3605 - Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
  • EN3609 - Post-War and Late Twentieth-Century Literature, 1945-2001
  • EN3617 - Violence
  • EN3619 - Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • EN3618 - Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers

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