English with Creative Writing BA(Hons)
Experiment with all forms of writing and explore the different ways literature impacts the world. Joining an inspiring creative community, you'll work on live briefs from our partners in areas like publishing and literary festivals.
|Course Duration||3 years|
Explore the business of writing, and the demands of the publishing and content industries. Reading critically and widely, you'll learn about historic and current literature, and integrate this knowledge into your own work. You'll specialise in areas like poetry, non-fiction, scriptwriting, fiction, or writing for digital games, and learn how to draft, edit and pitch. With a final portfolio and online profile, you'll enter the creative industries with the skills and confidence you need.
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What you'll learn
Bringing together writing practice and an in-depth knowledge of literature, you’ll develop the critical and creative skills for a life in writing or publishing. By making your own choices, you’ll build skills in areas like poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, and digital games.
You’ll combine foundational skills and knowledge of contemporary writing practice with an understanding of the ever-changing relationship between literature and modern readers. Immersed in writing culture, you’ll read, write, generate ideas and learn about audiences and the professional contexts of writing.
The Craft of Writing
Audience & Context
Introduction to Publishing
You’ll explore the connections between historical periods, like Victorian Literature and 21st century writing, with two distinctive 'Literature in Time' modules. And you’ll experiment with different forms of writing, from screenwriting to fiction, developing your confidence and technical skills.
Monarchy and Dissent
Revolution & Romanticism
Games & Digital Writing Workshop
Popular Fiction & Non-Fiction
Go Wild: Literature & Environment
Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
Script Workshop: Radio & Theatre
Scandal & Censorship
Working on a collaborative project, you’ll take on a live brief, case study or work placement. You’ll also study a specialism from one of the advanced writing workshops, and prepare for your future in the industry by exploring bestselling writing and publishing trends.
Creative Portfolio & Critical Essay
Contemporary Writing: What Happens Next?
Lifestyle Writing Workshop
Travel, Place & Environment Workshop
Children & Young Adult Workshop
Reading the Digital
The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
How you'll learn
On top of your regular lectures, seminars and workshops, you’ll take on live briefs from creative industry partners, and attend lectures and seminars with high-profile guest speakers and our Writers in Residence, like Matt Haig, Philip Marsden, Lionel Shriver, Iain Sinclair, Don Paterson and Simon Armitage.
You’ll support your self-directed learning with significant weekly tutor contact time, and have the chance for regular one-to-one tutorials. There’ll also be opportunities to gain regular work experience by writing or working for WiTH, our student journal of new writing.
How you'll spend your time
Tiimetabled teaching and learning activity
Guided independent study
How you'll be assessed
- Coursework and e-learning exercises
- Live creative industry briefs
- Final year creative writing portfolio
Our academics provide a huge range of expertise, including 20th and 21st century literature, digital texts, Victorian literature, gender studies, literature and environment, and print culture.
Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every member shown here.
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Dr Ruth Heholt
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- Digital labs, lecture theatres and seminar rooms.
- Libraries housing 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, and exhaustive electronic and journal resources.
How to apply
104 - 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications like A-Levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma, or a Foundation Diploma.
- We’ll also consider you based on your individual merit and potential. So get in touch if:
- You’re predicted points below our requirements
- You’re thinking about transferring from another institution
- You have other qualifications or professional experience
GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.
We also accept qualifications equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).
Apply via UCAS
Enter these codes at UCAS Apply and Track
University code F33
Course code Q3W8
UK/EU applications: 15 January
Late applications will be considered if there are places available.
International fee payers can apply after the deadline. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.
Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive a Falmouth Applicant Portal login, where you’ll find more details about these requirements.
What we're looking for
We want someone who:
- Is enthusiastic and knows about the subject
- Can articulate why they want to study English
- Has writing skills
- Shows an emerging understanding of literature’s role in the past and present
- Is enthusiastic and interested in writing as part of the creative industries
Fees, costs & funding
Tuition fees 2019-20
£9,250 - full-time UK/EU
£15,000 - full-time international
Typical course costs
- £70 - Recurring annual costs
- £50 - Optional study visits and placements for the course duration
If you need to bring equipment or materials with you, these will be outlined in your Welcome Letter.
The figures above don't include accommodation and living costs
For information about funding available, please visit our undergraduate funding page