BA (Hons) — 2024 entry English Literature and Creative Writing

If you’re an aspiring writer and literature enthusiast, our English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons) degree has the ideal combination of topics for you.

Key course information

Start date
September 2024
Full time
3 years
UK fees
Overseas fees
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

Building on the success of our highly ranked English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) degree, we have developed an expanded, exciting new BA to better reflect the contemporary landscape in literature and creative writing studies. In consultation with students, we have:    

  • Allowed students to study an equal 50%-50% mix of English Literature and Creative Writing modules. 
  • Expanded some of the existing English Literature-only modules to include creative writing pathways earlier in the degree programme (Understanding Poetry, Understanding the Novel, Understanding Stage and Screen, Science-Fiction, Renaissance Lives).
  • Introduced cutting-edge new creative writing modules (for example, Writing Poetry: Composition and Craft, Rule Breakers, Upstarts and Genre Rapscallions: Genre Writing from Commercial to Subversive, Writing Gaming). 

If you’re an aspiring writer and a literature enthusiast, here’s why you should choose our brand new English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons) degree: 

  • We conduct engaging and intellectually challenging teaching in literature and creative writing. All our academics are acclaimed writers and scholars as well as enthusiastic and experienced teachers who convey ideas and explain techniques and methodologies enthusiastically and accessibly 
  • As a student of English Literature and Creative Writing at Surrey, you will become part of a community of literary and cultural scholars, writers, and creative practitioners, and will be able to explore the opportunities and challenges of studying, practising, and producing critical and creative forms of expression. 
  • We have a firm eye on your future employability. We’ll equip you with skills that employers value – clear and compelling communication skills, independent thinking and collaborative working. If you choose to take one of our award-winning Professional Training placements, you’ll be able to enhance your readiness for employment. 
  • You’ll gain professional and transferable skills in communications, writing, and critical thinking. You’ll learn how to write at a professional level in a variety of modes: analytical commentary and interpretive analysis, literary criticism, prose fiction, poetry, and writing for stage, screen, gaming and beyond. These skills are paramount in a wide range of professional environments and career paths, such as writing, editing, copywriting, teaching, publishing, marketing, journalism, social media and communications roles. 
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