English Literature and Creative Writing

Through literature and writing, our academics and students look beneath the surface in search of deeper truths – about our world, about our times, about ourselves.

Our programmes are ranked top ten by the Guardian University Guide 2018 and top ten in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 (for Creative Writing).

Our English Literature and Creative Writing courses

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

Postgraduate Study (Research)

Why study English Literature and Creative Writing at Surrey?

Monica Ali – Distinguished Writer in Residence 2016

Why I chose English literature

The University staff are inspirational because they encourage and motivate you to work hard, meet deadlines and be more creative and open in discussing your ideas – their enthusiasm for your work and the course is infectious.

Jack Probyn, BE (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing

Your future in English literature and creative writing

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Why Surrey?

Why we chose Surrey

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2,300+ partner organisations

Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give students valuable experience in the professional environment.

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