Creative Writing and English Literature (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

On this four-year course, you’ll learn the skills that will form the foundation for academic study, while providing you with techniques and theoretical knowledge used by creative writers and publishers.

Course details

Our Creative Writing and English Literature (including foundation year) BA degree is the perfect preparation for undergraduate study and a career in the creative industries if you don’t have the necessary requirements to enter the three-year degree. On completion of this course, you’ll graduate with the same title and qualification as students who started on the three-year course.
  • 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

Our undergraduate course with a foundation year combines the disciplines of creative writing and literature. You’ll get the unique opportunity to develop your own distinct creative writing style, while gaining an understanding of literary history and major genres in poetry, drama and prose. Our staff will offer exceptional support throughout your degree to ensure that you settle into university life and succeed academically. When you join the University, you’ll be assigned an academic mentor and tutor who will offer one-to-one support and be your first port of call if you need any help. There will also be opportunities to take advantage of workshops that will enhance your academic and employability skills.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma) English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 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.

  • Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)
  • Interventions for Change (core, 15 credits)
  • Media, Crime and ‘Race’ (core, 15 credits)
  • Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)
  • Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)
  • Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)
  • Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)
  • Writing London: A World City (core, 15 credits)
  • 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)