Undergraduate courses in English and Creative Writing

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Whether your passion is for writing fiction or matchday football reports, we’ve got a course for you.

Our Sports Journalism degree will develop your broadcasting skills, with access to our industry-standard TV news set and radio studios.  We also offer a degree in Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting, designed to help sports stars prepare for alternative careers after retiring from the game.  Then there’s our BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing, where you’ll get to study great literary works and try your hand at penning your own masterpiece.  You’ll be part of an active writers’ community, with open mic nights and support from published authors.

Alongside all the degrees within Media, Performance and Communication, our English and Creative Writing courses prepare students for creative careers through storytelling, sense-making, and collaboration.  Our students develop the confidence to work across different areas by the end of their studies, having worked on diverse projects across various creative disciplines.  They have developed their storytelling abilities, addressed global issues, and are prepared for careers in the thriving creative industries.


English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Study options
Foundation year

Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting BA (Hons)

Study options
Full-time, accelerated

Sports Journalism BA (Hons)

Study options
Foundation year


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English graduate starts new chapter in Staffordshire

A writer who headed north to study at Staffordshire University has pledged to stay after falling in love with the county
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Sports journalism degree puts graduate back in the game

Changing his choice of university has paid off for a Staffordshire graduate who is heading to China to work at the Asian Games next month

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First Year Sports Journalism students take a trip to Uttoxeter Racecourse to experience the action first hand.

English and Creative Writing Open Mic Nights

Open Mic nights for English and Creative Writing students allow collaboration, improved confidence and joining part of the supportive, creative community at Staffs.

English and Creative Writing Senior Lecturer nominated for prestigious RSL Ondaatje Prize

Senior Lecturer Dr Philippa Holloway has been longlisted for The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) 2023 Ondaatje Prize. The work 'The Half-life of Snails' is amongst 9 titles nominated.
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Graduate inspired by mum to write new chapter

After attending her mum’s graduation, Kuda was inspired to follow in her footsteps and applied through Clearing to do the same course!
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Future Journalist award winners announced

The winners of this year’s Future Journalist Awards were announced during an awards ceremony held at Staffordshire University’s The Catalyst.

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