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English and Creative Writing

Coventry University
Coventry, Great Britain
On campus
 1112 Points
3 Years

Program Description

Passion for language and creative writing can lead to exciting careers in publishing, advertising, teaching, journalism and more. Sharpen your writing skills, free your imagination, let your creative juices flow and be inspired in the company of poets, playwrights, publishers, screenwriters and novelists.

The English and Creative Writing BA (Hons) course is for students who wish to study creative writing alongside English literature and language, which provides you with an option to embark on a career as a professional writer, or to go into more traditional careers linked to English studies such as marketing, publishing or teaching.

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Year 1

Discourse and Digital Media

Poetry for Digital Times

Skills for Writers

Approaches to Literature for English

Magazine Publishing

Add+vantage module (specific module to be chosen)

Year 2

Writing Careers and Community Projects

Language and Society

Creating Stories for Children


The Short Story Workshop

Add+vantage module (specific module to be chosen)

Year 3

Employability for Writers


Writing for the Theatre and Radio

Add+vantage module (specific module to be chosen)

Optional Modules


Recent graduates of the course have gone on to work in teaching or publishing for companies such as, Granta Magazine. Many also go on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing, which we also offer at Coventry University.

As the course also develops other abilities, such as thinking critically and analytically, research, collating and organising data, a number of previous students have also embarked upon careers as:

  • financial specialists
  • HR managers
  • press officers in companies such as Air Products, Tesco and Deutsche Bank

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