English with Creative Writing BA

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.

Course details

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.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

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.


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.

T levels : Merit overall


Several Brunel graduates of creative writing have gone onto publish their own work, but you’ll be well equipped for any role where written English is a central feature including copywriting or scriptwriting for radio or television.

Your future doesn’t have to be in publishing, writing or poetry unless you want it to be, there’s so much you can do with an English and Creative Writing BA. Brunel graduates fit just as easily into other career environments, and the opportunity of doing a placement year to gain experience in a job role and industry sector will be a distinct advantage.

Many Brunel English graduates go into teaching, media-related jobs like publishing, marketing and journalism, and others into the business world as account executives, campaign organisers and consultants.

Above all, English with Creative Writing BA will benefit your own writing, critique and self-expression.


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.
  • CW1700 – Creative Writing Practice
  • EN1604 – World Literature 1: Going Global
  • EN1605 – World Literature 2: Travels and Migrations

  • EN1709 Digital Literacy
  • EN1704 – Reading Resilience
  • CW1701 The Writer’s Toolkit


  • EN2610 – Contemporary British and Irish Fiction

  • EN2611 – 21st Century Fictions of Global Inequality
  • EN2605 – Genre Fiction
  • EN2606 – Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
  • CW2600 – Life Writing
  • EN2014 – Modernism
  • EN2001 – The Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • EN2011 – Post-Colonial Writing
  • EN2021 – Romanticism and Revolution
  • EN2019 – Screenwriting
  • EN2002 – Shakespeare: Text and Performance
  • EN2017 – Writing the Short Story
  • EN2603 – Writing Contemporary Poetry
  • CW3601 – Creative Writing Special Project
  • EN3003 – English Special Project

  • EN3619 – Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • EN3613 – The Creative Industries
  • CW3602 – Journeying the Self through Psychology and Expressive Arts
  • EN3605 – Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
  • EN3039 – The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature
  • AH3600 – Psychogeography

  • EN3612 – Performance Poetry
  • EN3617 – Violence
  • EN3022 – Victorian Literature and Culture
  • CW3600 – Writing Film and Television
  • EN3028 – Writing Modern Fiction
  • EN3029 – Writing Comedy
  • EN3604 – Writing Ireland