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English degrees

Whether you’re studying great works of literature, the language itself or are being inspired by great writing to find your own creative voice, you’ll learn on a UNESCO World Heritage Site in one of the world’s great cultural capitals.

Think ‘English’ - our top tips!


Looking for some tips to get you thinking about either studying English Literature or Creative Writing at undergraduate level? If so, look no further - our subject teaching teams have a few suggestions which might help.

Our courses

We offer degrees in English literature, English language, creative writing, and English language teaching. You’ll explore everything from fiction and poetry to playwriting and linguistics – opening doors to careers in writing for stage or screen, publishing, marketing, or language teaching.

Applied Linguistics, MA

Develop your understanding of the key concepts in applied linguistics. Build academic and professional skills for language-related careers, including TESOL.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

Creative Writing and English Literature, BA Hons

Develop skills in literary analysis and use them to inform your own writing style with this degree in creative writing and English literature.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

Creative Writing, BA Hons

Develop as a writer of poetry, fiction, drama and screenwriting with our BA in creative writing. Analyse the work of others to cultivate your writing style.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

Creative Writing, MA

Study and produce creative works in every genre with our MA Creative Writing. Explore cultural contexts, research methods and London’s creative industries.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

Drama and English Literature with International Study, BA Hons

Build your global profile by taking a year abroad to study at one of our partner institutions in the USA.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Drama; English

Drama and English Literature, BA Hons

Gain experience in the performing arts and study the literature that has inspired great theatre with our drama and English literature degree.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Drama; English

English Language and Literature, BA Hons

Learn to analyse language and develop new ways of reading and studying literary texts with our BA in English language and literature. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

English Language and TESOL, BA Hons

Explore how we acquire language and how we teach it with our BA English Language & TESOL. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

English Literature with Creative Writing, BA Hons

Our English Literature degree with creative writing helps you use your skills in analysing texts to cultivate your own writing style.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

English Literature, BA Hons

Our BA English Literature degree allows you to specialise in the study of poetry, prose, film and theatre, alongside many other disciplines.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

English Literature, MA

Study different ways of looking at and writing about London with this exciting MA.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: English

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