Undergraduate prospectus

English Literature with Creative Writing, BA Hons

Our English literature with creative writing degree boosts your skills in literary analysis and helps you develop your own creative voice.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • We study fiction, poetry, drama and film with an emphasis on texts from the last two hundred years
  • Students are given a solid grounding in literary history and the opportunity to explore specialist areas such as American fiction, Shakespeare, literary theory, transnational literature and the Gothic
  • Literature is considered in relation to social and historical context, advances in technology and changes in the cultural marketplace
  • At the same time as studying the writing of others, sudents develop their own voice as writers, working across a range of genres with specalist guidance in each
  • Students gain advanced transferable skills centring on comprehension, creativity, analysis and communication that enhance their value in a wide range of graduate occupations

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes



Literature, Language & Theatre



  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

This degree is offered by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre. It allows you to combine studies in English literature and creative writing in order to develop an understanding of literary texts through both study and practice.

The English literature component of the degree emphasises literature written since 1800, and interprets 'English literature' broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art and theatre. The courses look at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received.

The creative writing component of the programme gives you the opportunity to explore fiction, poetry, performance writing, playwriting and screenwriting. Assessment consists of portfolios of work produced each term, alongside journals and reflective essays, during which you will reflect on the development of your writing process.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day
  • To develop your fundamental writing skills in a range of disciplines, while allowing specialisation through a choice of options
  • To enable you to undertake research and develop the skills to critically evaluate texts and contexts.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

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Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

  • 104 UCAS points from A-levels. 
  • GCSEs in English (language or literature) and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We also accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted. 

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • Candidates may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information


Students are assessed through examinations and coursework, including: 

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Textual analyses
  • Critical reviews
  • Portfolios of creative writing
  • Course journals
  • Research projects
  • Annotated bibliographies.


Your options for careers and further study are wide ranging. You may consider careers in research, teaching, journalism, publishing, the media, arts administration or in central or local government. You might even become a professional writer. Postgraduate programmes are available at the University of Greenwich if you wish to continue your study and practice, or if you're considering roles in teaching or social work.

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