Undergraduate English and Creative Writing Degrees

Love reading and dissecting the written word? Dream of crafting great stories of your own? Our English degrees are for you.

Published writers and scholars will lead your practical exploration of English. You'll cover fiction and narrative, poetry and literary theory, as well as creative non-fiction.

Workshops, seminars, lectures and one-to-one tutorials will bring your learning to life. You'll explore your ideas alongside those of other writers, artists and thinkers.

Novelists, poets, editors and publishers will also play a part in your learning. These guest lectures will give you a varied perspective of literature. From genre to getting work in print, you'll get advice from people who've been there and done it.

You'll also get access to superb library facilities and outstanding levels of support. No matter which degree you choose.

Courses

What our staff and students say

Some of the modules I study are workplace-based and involve a research project. This gives me the chance to establish valuable links with organisations that I might want to work for later on, such as schools, publishers, media companies or even advertising agencies.

Holly Jukes - English

Whether you have a love of reading and analysing the written word, or you dream of creating great works of your own, you'll find we've the perfect course for you. In fact, we offer a range of exciting and flexible degrees to set you on the path towards a successful future.

Mark Brown - Academic Group Leader

The tutors are a credit to the University; they are always more than willing to aid in any way they can. It is because of that support that I was able to improve my grades.

Julie-Anne Slevin - English and Journalism

Facilities

Inspiration is in progress at Staffordshire University as we transform our Stoke-on-Trent campus and new Centres of Excellence of across Staffordshire.

The Beacon Building

A brand new building. It includes teaching spaces, IT labs, and a new cafe housed at the centre of the University's campus.


Specialist Facilities

We've invested £40 million in specialist laboratories, studios and updated social spaces. All to ensure you experience a balanced university life.


Cadman Studios

A brand new £11.5 million development. The Cadman Studios connects our new TV, Music Technology and Games Design facilities together. These include an Industry-standard television studio and control rooms, game motion capture studio and live music rooms built in acoustic boxes.


Halls of Residence

Your home from home. If you stay with us you'll stay in brand new facilities, social spaces and outside areas. Your new refurbished accommodation includes USB plugs, instant hot water boilers, outdoor pizza oven and Bluetooth kitchen speakers.


Take a 360 Look around one of our English and Creative Writing Classes

Careers

Our English degrees offer you wide career choices. You'll find roles across publishing, marketing and the media.

We've also introduced workplace-based study. This involves a research project in an industry environment of your choice. Developing your skills, these projects also give you valuable links with organisations. These might be schools, publishers, media companies or even advertising agencies.

Our graduates are successful. They've won the Manchester International Fiction Prize, become editors and acted as literary judges. Some have also gone on to study for postgraduate qualifications, such as MAs and PhDs.

So, no matter which of our English and Creative Writing Degrees you chose, you will open up wonderful selection of career options.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Arts Administration
  • Book publishers
  • Editorial and Advertising
  • Civil Service
  • Advertising
  • Editing
  • Teaching
  • Social Media
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Publishing
  • Community Arts
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • News Journalist
  • Copywriting
  • Public Relations
  • Writer

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students.

This work experience may link to your degree, or it could be a broader experience. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

You'll also meet specialist writers, publishers, teachers on our degrees. So you won't just learn from us. They will share their skills and experiences with you.

Work Experience Opportunities:

We've also introduced workplace-based study. This involves a research project in an industry environment of your choice. Developing your skills, these projects also give you valuable links with organisations. These might be schools, publishers, media companies or even advertising agencies.