Creative Writing and English Literature - BA (Hons)

For an insight into the projects you’ll participate in, take a break and browse through Anthology IV, a collection of short-form pieces written, compiled and published by students on the course.

Course details

Study on a degree that combines theoretical study with the development of your own creative voice as a writer. Taught by experienced poets and novelists, our Creative Writing and English Literature BA will increase your understanding of literature through the study of the historical and contemporary genres in national and international contexts. Publishing, the arts, education, communications and business sectors are just a few of the areas open to you after graduation.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

This combined degree in Creative Writing and English Literature gives budding writers the best of both worlds. You may want to be a performance poet, adapt a work of literature for the screen or stage, think about literature from a philosophical perspective or find out more about the publishing industry. The blend of modules on this course makes all of these goals achievable.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification)

GCSE English at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Poetic Form and Genre (core, 30 credits)
  • Romantics to Victorians (core, 30 credits)
  • Theatre and Performance: History and Craft (core, 30 credits)
  • Writer’s World (core, 30 credits)
  • Genre Fiction (core, 30 credits)
  • Victorians to Moderns (core, 30 credits)
  • Writing and Editing Fiction and Nonfiction (core, 30 credits)
  • Publishing and the Book: then and now (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • The Writer’s Craft (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Moderns to Contemporaries (core, 30 credits)
  • Project (Creative Writing and English Literature) (core, 30 credits)
  • Why Literature Matters (core, 30 credits)
  • Publishing and the Book: then and now (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • The Writer’s Craft (alternative core, 30 credits)